We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.
Anne Fitzgerald | Artist & Avidstruggler
I hope that my legacy involves the combination of art and environmentalism. Environmentalism has influenced my life in numerous ways, both in my personal life and my art practice. Not only do I want to educate people about climate change and endangered species, I also want to show people how they can be more eco-friendly with their art. Most importantly, I want people to remember that my art is a reflection of the struggles and the fantastical, my fears and dreams. Read more>>
Taylor White Moffitt | Psychotherapist, Yoga + Mindfulness Teacher
I try to start the day asking how I can serve and end the day reflecting if I was able to leave anyone/anything a little better than I found them. I tend not to think about legacy as big lifetime achievements but small moments of lift off when you can lighten your own load or someone else’s, when you can tap into the moment and create some levity or possibility where there was none to be found beforehand. I want my legacy to be that I loved so many in the biggest way possible. I don’t think we were put here for anything bigger than that. Read more>>
Heather Allen | Wedding Planner and Event Designer
I want my legacy to be for people to look back on my life and say, “She was excellent wife, an unbelievable mother, and a loyal friend”. When it comes to my work, I want people to remember how I made them feel. Especially my clients. Years ago the relationships I built with my clients was definitely more of a business transaction, until one day a bride came along and told me she didn’t want this to just be a business relationship. She wanted a friendship. Her mother had passed away and she was only child (so am I). So in a way, she wanted me to fill various roles for her, not just her planner. That left such an impression on me, and I realized that when I start working with a client, I need to ask myself, “Would this be someone that I would want to be friends with?” Because if I could answer YES to this, then I knew not only would the process feel more like fun than work, but it would also allow us to form a deeper relationship throughout the process, and after all was said and done, I would end up with a new friend. I need to have something in common with my clients for the process to work. Read more>>