Four kinds of textual accounts
Another kind of texts are episodic — short texts about singular events, situations, experiences, and memories; e.g., my chemistry studies, the despair I felt when writing my dissertation, and a dream in which I kill my mother.
Finally, I’m publishing bits and pieces of a growing comprehensive narrative text (a story) about my life as a whole — like a narrative jigsaw.
This kind of text is what we usually think of when we talk about autobiographies and memoires.
I will also discuss the possibility of writing the memoir thematically.
I see two practical possibilities. Either in terms of an overarching theme (motif) for the chronological account, or organizing the memoir thematically instead of chronologically.