Leaving Behind a Legacy I Can be Proud Of

What do you want to do?

Seems like an easy enough question when you initially think of possible answers… ipod touch, new pair of shoes, to win the lottery, fame and fortune… but what do you really want out of life?  It wasn’t until yesterday night that I realized the majority of us have no idea what it is we genuinely want from our lives, nevermind the materialistic aspects.  What drives you?  Who do you want to be?  It all comes down to the question of “What will be your legacy?”.

In 40 years, I don’t want to tell my grandchildren that I’m living vicariously through them when they tell me about their travels.  I want to suggest places to go, people to meet and to encourage their self exploration.  I want them to do what they want to do, when they want to do it.  I want the legacy I leave to hold more importance than the career I managed to hold down or the house I maintained… I want the people I leave behind to remember how I lived wholehearted without reservation and free of limitations.

My answer to this question has nothing to do with the life I continue to lead and everything to do with what I see myself leaving behind.

This road trip is my first step in leaving behind a legacy I can be proud of.

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To read more about Chicago click here.

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  1. Wonderful article Jackie. Thanks so much for sharing it! Who and How we are in the lives of others far exceeds our physical presence. The memories we create and the experiences we share are truly beyond the grasp of anything we can touch, smell, see, hear or taste.

    Occasionally, use of our senses will allow us to grasp at and recall these memories but our legacies take root from the inside out and plant their seeds in every action we pursue. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all of your wonderful talent 🙂

    Safe Travels,

  2. Jean Graham said,

    Hi Jackie, Great pix from the Windy City! Be safe, and keep in touch! Aunt Jean

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