Autobiography: what it is, practical examples and parts that must contain
It is probable that you have read or looked at some autobiography of some author, or that they have sent you to make a little autobiography as a class assignment or as a presentation to a group. In either case and regardless of its purpose we will be before a brief that summarizes the main events experienced throughout the life course of the protagonist subject, elaborated by itself.
However, and especially when we are asked to do it, it can sometimes be confusing or we may not know what to include exactly. That is why in this article we will see a small and summarized example of autobiography .
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An example of autobiography
Next we will see a brief example of autobiography based on a fictional character. Specifically we are going to imagine that it is made by a man of thirty years of age, named Peter (although this last detail is indifferent), and during its development we will be dividing it into various sections depending on the vital moment to which they refer .
"My arrival in the world and early years"
In this part of the autobiography we present the basic data of the birth of the writer, and what happened during his early childhood. Presents itself the family and social context in which the socialization began .
I was born today thirty years ago, on a hot October 3, 1988, in the maternity hospital in the city of Murcia. Although the third and youngest of my brothers, my birth was also highly desired by my parents. The first two years of my life were very happy, surrounded by my family and beginning to discover the world around me. However during the second of them my parents received an offer of work in Madrid, moving us all to a flat near the Puerta del Sol.
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"The stage of the school"
In this phase of the autobiography, we continue explaining what happened during childhood, in this case linked to the entry into contact with the world of formal education.
When I was three years old, I went to school in a local school, which I remember as happy and innocent. My grades at that time were relatively high, and learning to read and write was the birth of what would be a great hobby: reading. Mathematics, however, was a subject in which I never excelled.
I also remember the afternoons playing in the park with some friends from school, as well as vacations in different towns in the area or revisiting my native Murcia.
"Adolescence: a complex phase"
Adolescence introduces a qualitative change in any autobiography, since here Topics related to adulthood are introduced for the first time and the entrance in contact with the most abstract thought.
Adolescence was complicated for me. Since despite being sociable I am extremely reserved, at that time it was difficult for me to make stable friendships, having a few friends that I still have today. I also had some self-esteem problems with my body image, something that made me start practicing sport with great intensity (something that would end up becoming a hobby). I would also begin to fool around with theater, poetry and literature, writing and interpreting if only as a hobby. That stage was also very exciting, discovering the first loves and starting to travel through different countries in Europe.
Another aspect that was especially difficult for me at that time was deciding my professional future. Crossed my head multiple options, such as devote myself to theoretical physics (a subject that I always liked), in addition to options such as computers or biology. However, I would end up deciding to study medicine. Before that, I had to face the PAU or Selectividad tests, which I managed to overcome successfully and with sufficient grade to enter the race.
"Starting my adult life"
Adulthood is the stage of the consolidation of personality , the development of hobbies and personal concerns, and in many cases the achievement of economic stability.
I got a place at the University of Barcelona, where in my first year I would meet a large number of people from different backgrounds and backgrounds and from whom I learned a lot. Unfortunately, he would only keep contact with half a dozen of them, who would become close friends. After several years of career and after submitting myself to the MIR entrance exam, I managed to enter as a resident in the Clinical Hospital.It was a tough stage, with constant guards and facing complex situations and medical emergencies that besides learning at a professional level made me appreciate more and more the importance of living in the moment.
During the residency I also met who would be the love of my life, resident in psychiatry with artistic tastes and a strong mentality despite showing a fragile side that aroused a strong protective instinct in me. We initially stayed as colleagues, to little by little go making friends. In 2010 I finished my residency, having specialized in immunology, during the celebration party I finally asked him to go out with me. I agree.
In many autobiographies, the most ercanic stage at the time of writing is described in greater detail and dedication than the rest. That is why in this part of the text there is usually more freedom, since The topics to be addressed and the approach to be used vary greatly .
That same year, surprisingly, I would go to work in the hospital after getting the place left for a retirement. They also hired me in a private company. Even though I barely had time for myself beyond the holidays (which I took to travel in Europe), I barely had any free time. Fortunately, I was also getting a portfolio of clients. My relationship deteriorated and we were even about to break up, but it survived.
During 2014, a meeting of students of my class was held at the university, meeting again with my colleagues and the idea of creating a medical and psychiatric clinic among all of them. We would finish planning and defining it that same year, creating a Limited Partnership. Although initially we began with losses, surprisingly towards mid 2015 we recovered the initial investment.
In 2016, after years of relationship with which today is still my partner, I decided to ask him to marry me. The process was long and planned for months, getting in the first place to make our holiday coincide that summer to go together to Paris, during the same weekend that in 2012 he agreed to go out with me. There, specifically at midnight and on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, I kneed on the floor, took out a ring I had bought months before and asked for a marriage. And he said yes.
And although two years have already passed, we arrived today, October 3, 2018, at a time in my life when my professional career must continue for many more years and I have managed, together with my partners, to open a clinic with Relative success, while I face what will undoubtedly be my greatest project: my next fatherhood.