What's Your Story?

 
Illustration by Chelsie Walter

Illustration by Chelsie Walter

 

Everyone has a story, yet every person’s story is different from one another. We hope this mad-lib helps think about your own personal narrative. We encourage you to use powerful and positive words when filling it out; but you can use humor too.

Your story may not fit this structure — that’s okay too. If you want to write your own story from start to finish, maybe this template will at least give you a starting point. You can keep the story for yourself, or you can send it to us at RISE.

 

Try it yourself:

My name is _____(proper noun)________. I come from _______(city)_________, _____(state)_______. My passions/hobbies include ______(verb)__________ and ________(verb)________. My biggest dream is to ___________(sentence predicate)___________. I am ________(adverb)________ this dream will come true.


Growing up, the person I looked up to most was ______(proper noun)_______.He/she taught me a lot about ____________(noun and/or verb)______________. He/she ______(is/isn’t)________ still part of my life. Now, the people closest to me include _________(proper noun)_________, ___________(proper noun)__________ and _________(proper noun)____________.


Currently, I am ________(adjective)_________ with my life. The top three things I cherish are ______(noun)______, _______(noun)_________ and _______(noun)______. If I could change one thing about my life right now, it would be ________________(sentence predicate)____________________. In the future, I hope to work on ______________(sentence predicate)________________________.  


Example:

My name is Emma. I come from Cincinnati, Ohio. My passions/hobbies include writing, photography and running. My biggest dream is to publish a book. I am determined this dream will come true.

Growing up, the person I looked up to most was Lindsey, my camp counselor. She taught me a lot about leadership. She is still part of my life. Now, the people closest to me include my brother, Megan and Madison.

Currently, I am happy with my life. The top three things I cherish are my family, my friends, and my health. If I could change one thing about my life right now, it would be learning to leave things in the past. In the future, I hope to work on appreciating the small things and understanding my personal needs.