Everybody has a story
As an adult educator focused on portfolio development and communications, I often ask learners to describe a particular experience or interesting event. Too frequently they are reluctant to share. Sometimes, the reluctance stems from shyness or lack of confidence to express the story. Unfortunately, however, the most common reason is a variation on "I don't have anything interesting to tell."
Many people are dismissive of their own experiences. They will claim reasons like "I just have a regular boring job" or "I have never been anywhere" or "I don't have any unique skills" or even "I can't afford to have an adventure". One of the most rewarding aspects of being a teacher is encouraging leaners to recognize that everybody has a story - and then helping them to find and tell theirs.
You have stories
Your stories might be BIG or small.