Friday, September 12, 2008

What do I want my legacy to be?

This was the question asked by Christie, who is hosting the Hot For The Holidays Contest. By the way, I lost 1.8 pounds just by cutting back on eating out and eating Special K red berries for breakfast and dinner most days.

Wow, this is kind of a tough question for me because I used to think that I wanted it to be something totally different than I think it will be now. When I was younger, I used to think that I wanted to be known for being a great mom, wife and career woman. Now that I am getting closer to 37, I have to prepare myself for the fact that the first two may not happen. While I am typically a positive thinker with help from "The Secret", I also think it's important to set other goals so that if I don't get married and have a child that I am at least prepared for the fact that it is is no longer an option. What I think I would my legacy to be now is simple... I would want people to think of me a fun loving individual who lives for the day and is comfortable taking detours if that's where life leads me. Maybe it's not in the cards for me to be a wife, maybe it's not in the cards for me to be a mother, but I am a successful career woman, an entrepreneur, a great daughter, a homeowner, and a great friend. All in all, I think I've done pretty good so far. The most important thing I would want people to remember about me is my fun loving attitude and I think I've been pretty successful at that so far. At least that's what I'm told.

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Joanna said...

Stopping by from HFH. Great post! Congrats on the weight loss!!

Christie O. said...

aww dena! what a beautifully written post! my heart just melted all over the place. just from knowing you on here, that is exactly what i would think of you, so you must be doing something right! :)
great job on the weightloss this week!

BecauseImTheMommy said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Beautiful post.