Happy Thursday, friends! I hope you’re having a great week. Dane and I have been trekking all over Iceland, which you can follow over on Instagram. Today is the second to last day of my September Blogging Challenge and I really can’t believe it. If you missed my blogging challenge announcement post, I’ve been feeling a little bit uninspired by blogging and social media and I wanted to bring it back to where it all began…little old me behind my keyboard tapping away. And so – that’s what is happening! I know there are “blog every day” challenges, but honestly – I don’t blog every day as it is, so committing to 30 days was intimidating for me. Instead, I put together 20 prompts that really inspired me and whipped up a list for when you can expect them here. Today’s prompt is What Do I Want My Legacy To Be? Talk about a loaded question and one I don’t take lightly…!
What Do I Want My Legacy To Be?
I think as I have gotten older, this is a question that weighs more heavily on my mind. I think if you had asked me growing up, I would have probably said I wanted to be famous, or at least on TV. Doing what? I have no idea! An actress or movie star (or musician) was never, ever in the cards. So maybe television personality? It’s hard to say…
As I have grown, I think what I want the biggest marker in my legacy to be is that I somehow made a difference. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s big, or small, but as long as I have somehow changed this world for good. Maybe one day down the road I’ll write something that makes an impact, or can take part in a pivotal fundraising project, or maybe even be part of the research that saves lives — dreaming big here! — but just knowing that I’ve left this world better than when I got here would mean so much to me.
They say that a true testament of a life well lived is the love we leave behind – being able to touch souls in a way that we may not always realize or appreciate while we are here. I would love to leave behind a legacy filled with love – love for my husband, for my family, pets and for all of my closest friends. A love of life, passion for my career, and willingness to inject a smile into anyone’s day I encountered via compliment or laugh. A girl who had a genuine desire to make the most of every dang day… a marrow-sucker from the bones of life 🙂
Of course, I would also love to leave a legacy of children and a family that I have built with Dane over many years filled with love and laughs – and even hardship. It’s in the everyday moments you build a fortune of “the good stuff”, which is often not without trial. It’s how you see the gold of life, right?
I’d also love to be remembered as someone who was kind, who could make you laugh, and was quick-witted. People might remember me as someone who wasn’t always quite up to speed on pop culture or fashion trends, but darn it, she was able to tell you the latest news headline or social media trend. And okay, I admit, I’d like for people to say “when she tried, she had good hair.” 😉
What do you want your legacy to be? If you shared this today on your blog, please link up below! If not, let’s chat in the comments…