We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them.  We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Nicola Kayton | Wedding & Event Planner

Legacy feels like such a big, ominous word, like you have to change everything about the world before you leave it, but to me it is just the impression or feeling I want to leave people with after interacting with them. I want people to remember me as someone who celebrated people well. It brings me so much joy when the people in my life or the clients that I get to work with feel fully celebrated. Just like we all have different love languages or communication styles, I truly believe that we all feel celebrated in different ways as well. Read more>>

Courtney Brickner | Entrepreneur, Designer, Craft Coach

I think when I am gone from this world I really want people to remember me as a “Gritty Girl.” I define this term as a female that has COURAGE to try new things, RESILIENCE to bounce back when they don’t work out and the PERSISTENCE to keep going until they do. Throughout my life, I have battled with depression, addiction and imposter syndrome. All have made me feel like I’m not capable of doing one thing or another and that I don’t deserve the good things that have come my way. It has taken many years and a lot of work but now I know one hundred percent that I am completely capable of doing all the things I want and the only limits Read more>>

Morgan C. Block | Climate Change Communicator

I fell in love with our planet and the people, animals, and plants that live on it at an early age. When I was younger, I was in girl scouts. We spent a lot of time outside in nature, camping or doing other outdoor activities. There was this motto that our troop leaders always told us: “leave the place better than you found it.” That message really stuck with me, not only while I was outside camping, but for everything. I knew I wanted to leave the world a better place than it was when I was born into it. As I got older, my affection and love for science, the earth, and people only grew. Read more>>