We went to a memorial service today. While I didn’t know him personally, I’m close to his daughter and went to support her as much as possible, as much as Little M would allow me to!
While there, I gained some much needed perspective. While the memorial was in the middle of the day, there were still a lot of people there – many in work uniforms or business suits. These people had taken time off of work to be there to show their support for the family and gain some closure themselves. It made me realize that life is so much more than how much money you have, your title, your follower count, or how put together your life is or isn’t. It’s about personal relationships and the kind of legacy you leave behind.
That hit me hard.
This week, I’ve been able to spend a lot of time outside of the office, mainly because I’ve been exhausted and Little M has been avoiding sleep. We took a pit stop in Capitola, played at the park a few times and had a lunch date with one of my dear friends and her kiddo. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to connect with others and change my outlook, because let’s be honest, I’ve been more on the depressed, mopey, irritable side. So why did it take me until today to have the epiphany?
Life is flying by, and soon we’ll have two kiddos. So, I ask myself, what kind of legacy do I want to leave for my kids? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Does it really matter how many people follow you on Instagram? How many friends you have on Facebook? Who likes you or doesn’t like you? I’d say no. When we’re gone from this earth, all of that doesn’t really matter. So live your best life, be the best version of yourself – true to who you are at heart and forget the rest. Leave your mark on people, be kind, and follow hard after something you believe in.