A familiar term...and one that carries a huge weight. I remember hearing it so many times at sorority meetings in college. Being a legacy is a major deal when you went to a college that was at least 85% Greek. So...since I wasn't one, maybe it lost a bit of its relevance for me during those years.
But now...far too removed from college to admit...I've given it a considerable amount of thought.
Who am I?
Better yet, how would I like to be remembered when I'm no longer able to be whoever it is that I am?
It's heavy. It requires much thought. Far more than I have given it, but I do have some ideas.
I want to be known as one that kept her word. If I said I would do it, then count on it to be done. Dependable, Reliable, Consistent.
I want to be known as thoughtful. Someone who gave gifts with meaning. Someone who cared about those around her. Someone who was searching for a way to help others.
I want to be known as creative. Innovative, Unique, Thinking outside the Box.
I want to be known as loyal. Particularly when it comes to family. The family that Christopher and I recently formed and the one that has been mine for the past 31 years are my very backbone. The bonds are thick...and tried...and true. I am fiercely loyal in general, but also specifically to this group.
I want to be known as a learner. Always reading, curious, motivated.
I want to be known as a traveler. Interested to see new places, try new things, experience new cultures. Never afraid of the unknown. Always looking for another adventure.
Most of all, I want to be known as a Christian. I hope that people would know that He is the reason for my kind heart, giving spirit, and loving nature. After all, there is no greater legacy than Christ.
What legacy do you hope to leave?