By C. Derick Miller
Head Writer, Your Stories On Video
Are you feeling a little nervous? I know it can be a little tough sometimes talking to a complete stranger, especially when you’re telling them your life story (and possibly a few secrets no one else knows about you). Have no fear! As the Head Writer of Your Stories On Video, I tend to get a little nervous too!
So, just to loosen you up a bit, I thought I’d put myself in the hot seat, just so you can know a few things about me. Sounds fair, right?
Let’s give it a shot! Here are just a few of the questions that I would ask your loved one during an initial interview.
Where were you born and where did you grow up? What was it like growing up there?
I was born and raised in the town of Greenville, TX. Summers were the best! My friends and I rode our bikes and skateboards all over town and I spent most of my time in a videogame arcade called Diamond Gems in the Crossroads Mall. Sadly, neither of those places exist anymore.
College or military?
I chose military. I couldn’t imagine myself sitting in a classroom for four more years! I did my basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and my AIT school at Fort Gordon, GA. I studied to be a telecommunications repair technician. I made many friends and I still speak to most of them today!
What do you think is the meaning of life?
Companionship. Even though we are surrounded by billions of people on this big, floating rock that we call Earth, it still seems like we are all alone. Sometimes, we settle for companionship out of loneliness and that is the wrong thing to do. Life is precious, and life is limited. Every day you spend with the wrong companion is wasted. We can’t get those days back! Find that right person, take that adventure, and share what this life has to offer! It’s just more fun to do everything with someone else.
See how simple that was? All I did was type out the first things that came to mind with truly little thought. We’re not asking you to invent a story, we’re just wanting you to tell us YOUR story. It’s a story you already know by heart! Now that you know a thing or two about me, I want to know some things about your friends or loved ones. Do you have someone in your life who has a story to tell? Someone who you’d want to share with generations yet to come. If so, email us at info@yourstoriesonvideo and let’s get to know each other!