During the months of social distancing, each one of us has had the time and capacity to look back at their own past. Autobiographical narration is a spontaneous procedure directed towards the creation of a narrative identity of ourselves which determines us in the present and guides us towards the future. The present article intends to analyse the processes that take place in spontaneous autobiography, grounding them on the “functional specialities” used by Bernard Lonergan’s theological method, in order to clarify and bring such processes to consciousness. Thus, the meanings we assign to the occurrences that belong to our past can become object of critical revision and help us to redesign our future.