How are you leaving your legacy?

I saw this really cool video yesterday about the life of @jeremycowart, a legendary photographer of our time. He talked about the legacy we leave our children. That some day, our kids will be able to google every tweet, see every photo posted, and hear our digital voice.

Since our daughter Monroe (2.5) was born, I have kept a daily journal of our family shenanigans. Basically a daily log, some memories, and a chance to write how I am feeling or the things that are on my mind.

I come from a family of photographers, so my history is flooded with photo memories of our entire lives. But the one thing missing is the voice. I have an epic collection of slides from my grandfather’s meanderings, but I would love to have a journal to hear the stories.

Don’t underestimate the importance of your genealogy, where you came from, who went before you, and what you leave behind. Find a creative way for you to share what you have learned with your kids. Write a book, journal, story tell in podcasts, make vlogs… Do something that will last so that your kids can see who you really are, and so they can hold on to those lessons and fall back on them when they get stuck.

How do you preserve your legacy? We’d love to hear your ideas!

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