Here is the list of questions I asked of my family on my recent trip to Australia. Plus some questions I’ve discovered since then, that I wish I’d asked.
I used the numbers to keep the questions in order in Lumberjack which I used to log the answers.
01 What is your earliest memory?
02 What is your Favorite memory?
03 What was your home and home life like when you were a child?
04Â What was your home and home life like when you were aÂ teenager?
05 Why did you first move out of home?
06Â What was your home and home life like when you first moved out of your parental home?
07Â What was your home and home life like while married?
08 Describe what Primary (Elementary) school was like for you – what subjects, teachers, friends?
09Â Describe whatÂ Secondary school was likeÂ – what subjects, teachers, friends?
10Â Describe whatÂ Tertiary or Trade school was likeÂ – what subjects, teachers, friends?
11 What did you do for Holidays as a Child?
12Â What did you do for Holidays as aÂ Teenager?
13Â What did you do for Holidays as aÂ Young Adult?
14Â What did you do for Holidays when you had a Young Family?
15Â What did you do for Holidays now?
16 What did you do for Fun as a Child?
17Â What did you do for Fun as aÂ Teenager?
18Â What did you do for Fun as when you were dating?
19 What did you do for Fun when you had a young family?
20Â What do you do for Fun now?
21 Describe your first job.
22 How has your career evolvedÂ up unto today?
22Â Describe one or more significant Event in your Family.
24 Describe one or more significant Event in yourÂ Career.
25 Describe one or more significant Event in your Physical life.
26Â What is your favorite food?
27 What is your favorite Music?
28 What is your favorite Film?
29 What is your favorite Book?
30 What is your favorite Proverb or saying that you like to live life by?
31Â What is you Most treasured possession?
32 Describe aÂ typical day in your life now
33 Describe yourÂ perfect typical day
34 Do you have anyÂ unfulfilled ambition(s)?
35 What would you do if you had six months to live?
36 Describe who you are now in a few words?
37 What role has Music played in your life?
38 What role has Religion played in your life?
These questions are the ones I found after I had completed my May interviews. I will be adding them in the future.
â€¢ If you could wake up tomorrow and have one new ability or talent, what would it be?
â€¢ What advice would you give your younger self?
â€¢ What do you hope people think when they think of you?
â€¢ If you have kids: What’s the most important thing you hope your kids take with them out into the world?
â€¢ Who has been kindest to you?
â€¢ If you could hold on to just one memory for the rest of your life, what would it be?
â€¢ When you imagine yourself at 80 years old, what do you see?
â€¢ What are you most grateful for?
â€¢ What are the biggest changes you’ve seen in technologyÂ during your life?
â€¢ What are the biggest changes you’ve seen in societyÂ during your life?