Being a professionally trained journalist has given me the opportunity to live around the world and across Canada. I've worked in The Gambia, South Korea, New Brunswick, Alberta british Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories.I also put my background in history and political science to good use when writing. This is especially helpful when composing corporate histories and understanding the impact of past events on companies. The recent recession for example.The economic downturn hit a lot of people hard – myself included. For four years I've struggled to find work in my field and finally I had enough. It was time to start my own business doing something positive and worthwhile for the members of my community.Legacy writing is something where I can put my abilities to work. I have excellent interviewing skills and am a good writer. Most important of all though, I'm interested in what people have to share with me.One day I was on a bus in B.C. travelling from Kelowna to Revelstoke, where I lived at the time. The bus made a stop in Salmon Arm and all the passengers got off and crowded into the small depot. I sat down beside an elderly woman and we began to talk.The woman told me she had been visiting her son in Vancouver and was now on her way back home to Calgary. She was quick to point out she wasn't from Calgary but raised in a small town in Saskatchewan. The same small town my grandmother and her family settled. In fact, the senior beside me had met my doctor great-grandfather and told me the things she remembered about him. I made sure to write down what she had described to me.We think we'll always remember the stories we told or our company's. We tell ourselves “Oh, I'll write it down someday.” But most of us never do. This is where Family Lines comes in – by doing the writing for you.