I found this autobiography in my oldest daughter’s book bag when I was going through all the papers and notebooks sent home at the end of the year. I asked her if I could publish it here, and she gave an emphatic yes. She is about to be eleven years old. I’d already been thinking of asking if the girls would like to have a little writing corner here, and then I came upon this! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Blessings! Katie
My Story…by Anna
I don’t plan to be rich and famous so I guess I have to write my own biography. Most people don’t like school. I am one of those people because I would rather be at my Nana’s ranch either playing around or mucking out stalls. I think the world should just share then there wouldn’t be any problems with money; nobody would be poor and nobody would be rich. I think without money, the world would be a much better place.
Now, most people plan to be rich and famous leaders. Me? I just want to be an ordinary person. Being a leader is too much stress for me. I would rather inherit my Nana’s ranch and live a long, happy life. My friend Katie who is a lot better person to be a leader than I am. She plans to be a rich and famous movie star! She says she’ll get me to be famous, too. I don’t mind as long as she gives me a behind the scenes pass! There is also my other friend Ashley. Her plans are about the same as mine: nice, calm, happy life (nothing too complicated).
A lot of people’s idea of fun is sitting around the house playing video games. My idea of fun is riding horses, going swimming and playing outside. Sometimes I want to be at my Nana’s house alone so I can be with all the animals without my sisters to bother me or little kids to pester me. Then I can play with the animals all alone. It is quite peaceful.
Sometimes I wish that people would just get along, but then I couldn’t play pranks on anybody. I think it’s almost swimming season because today at recess I was sweating so much you could have filled up a pool to the rim. Also, sometimes I wish kids could be sick when they wanted to so then they could take the day off whenever. But then the FBI might get involved, and that wouldn’t be any fun.
One time, I went to the Grand Canyon. Behind our campsite there was a forest. It was awesome! We watched a meteorite shower in a clearing. It was like there were huge balls of light falling to Earth! Our parents made us go on a long, hot hike each day with one bottle of water each. Another time, we went to Yellowstone National Park. There were also forests to play in there. But they were different. There were lots of fallen trees and strawberry and huckleberry plants! My cousins and I made a fort of fallen logs and wrote our names on it with charcoal. I hope other kids find them and take the fort for themselves. Maybe they can give the fort some upgrades!
That’s all for now.