How To End An Autobiography

What would be a good ending sentence for an autobiography? Please help!

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There are several ways you could go with this. Since an autobiography is inevitably written while you are still alive, one possible idea would be to write a sentence that states what your future plans will be based on what has happened to you in the past. You might say something like, "After all the excitement I have experienced so far, I look forward to my future life in my quiet cabin in the woods," or, "After wrecking three cars, I have taken up building bicycles: maybe one day I'll pedal past you on the road."

Another method involves pulling up famous autobiographies online and using another person's last sentence as a model. Imitation is a tried and true method of learning to write—and don't worry, your life is your own, so what you write will be your own too. I pulled up Helen Keller's autobiography and have copied the last two lines below:

Thus it is that my friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges, and...

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