I just read Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure and the companion volume, Six Word Memoirs of Love & Heartbreak by Writers Famous & Obscure. I know the first book made the rounds when it was first published, but I just now got around to it. I read it in one sitting and really enjoyed it. The idea is based on the legend that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in just six words. He wrote, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." That definitely tells a story and leaves you wanting to know more, as well.
Many of the memoirs in both these little books are good, some are just silly, and there are a few that are quite profound. Obviously, they chose one of the best for the title, "Not quite what I was planning." If you haven't read this little book, I would definitely recommend it. And then of course you have to write your own. I'm still trying to come up with mine. I'll include a few below for your enjoyment.
"Sold belongings. Became Itinerant Poetry Librarian."
"I still make coffee for two."
"Danced in fields of Infinite Possibilities."
"What the hell, might as well."
"Still lost on road less traveled."
"Lucky in love, unlucky in metabolism."
"Perpetual work in progress, need editor."
O.K., I'll stop now. It's really quite addictive.