This is sort of a brainstorm exercise for when you’re really ready to invest time into it. Come back when you’re feeling reflective and creative, it will always be here on Dreamosity.com or stay and enjoy ~
If you were to die tomorrow, would that intelligence of yours go down the drain?
Would that $40K-200K college degree go down the drain? Or the school of hard knocks? Would your family memories be preserved neatly somewhere or would they be lost? What is your family’s tradition with family portraits and album sharing? Do you journal and have all your million dollar ideas written, or are they hidden beneath your frontal lobe? These are the things I think about… I see so many talented people on facebook every day, these micro moments of joy and celebration and I wonder how do they document what’s truly special.
I don’t want to come off as sounding morbid here, but it’s an issue people can and should talk about. I recently had one of those late night headaches where you think ‘what if this was my last night’ and I really took a look at what I wanted to create, vs what I had really done. It takes guts to be logical and accept that one day we’ll pass, and it takes courage and vision to plan something beautiful.
Have you considered your family and the legacy you are, or are not leaving behind?
So now that you’re considering it, what will you DO about it?
I’ve met several brilliant women lately who are really taking things into their own hands, planning, sharing, documenting their lives and what they plan on leaving behind. I even met a gal at a networking event who is a ‘final event planner.’ I love the word choice and reframe because life insurances agents really do more than sell you packages. They open the door to conversation. Many people thing it’s taboo or bad to speak about, I’ve found many people want to be honored by their
Some parents write their children a letter every year on their birthday 1-18+ and give it to them on a later birthday. Many families celebrate over the holidays for a big feast or a summer BBQ and it’s a RULE almost that you must attend. Some families meet over Skype to watch their grandchildren grow up. What are your most treasured traditions? What new ones would you like to create? How and where can you keep them documented for future generations?
Special Moments caught on camera
Social media has brought me in touch with several creative spirits, photographers and people gifted with preserving these types of memories. It’s been brought to my attention that families often pay thousands of dollars each year or every few years to capture family reunions, births, and of course weddings. In my family we all love to take pictures, but have never been all that traditional on getting professional shots done. What are your thoughts? Is it something you budget for each year? Is it an essential expense? What are you creating in advance for those you love?
Documenting Business Practices
As a business owner I’ve taken more stock in documenting my processes and procedures so if I were to drop dead, someone could easily pick up where I left off. It’s also a really healthy exercise to do if you’re considering hiring an assistant or virtual assistant. Even if I didn’t drop dead, but I wanted to maintain and grow into a new role, how could I best hand the baton over to someone capable? If I want to reach all my dreams, I certainly cannot do it alone.
I would love love love to hear about your families successful traditions, things you might try, or other ideas your willing to share. I was blessed to grow up on a family where I had many traditions and ways to celebrate between a variety of inlaws, step parents, cousins, uncles, teachers and others who I consider family. Although I had a ton of variety, I can’t say I always had consistency (I don’t think I did the same thing for the 4th of July EVER). I do know, I love my family, and I love to create… and learn.
Please comment below with any additional ideas people (and bloggers!) can do to plan for the future generations.