How do you want to be remembered?

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m on fire today. Despite my migraine since last night, inspiration is oozing out of me. I watched another video from the LinkedIn course I’m taking about personal branding, and even though the goal of this course is to get people to buy my stuff, it’s urging me to do some self reflection.

Today, they want me to think about how I want to be remembered when I die, not by my family and close friends, but by the people I work with. Since I don’t work with anyone, those people would be you, the people who read my blogs and hopefully buy my books and merch. As I was watching the video, this song immediately popped into my head about how I want to be remembered.

Bigger than lyrics:

I don’t wanna end up looking back on my birthdays like they’re random Thursdays, no

I don’t wanna end up like that

I want a life that’s bigger than
All of the houses I wanna buy for my friends
A life that’s bigger than
Every person who ever told me I can’t
I’ll look back and wanna be remembered
For what I did, and not what I had
A life that’s bigger than
Bigger than the fears I have

I wanna say the right words every time that I speak, have everyone listen
I wanna be my own boss so I don’t feel so lost and be more ambitious
I wanna learn how to love whoever I want like it’s nobody’s business, yeah
I wanna end up like that

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Espen Berg / Fernando Garibay / Justin Phillip Stein / Patrick Martin / Ramiro Padilla / Simen Eriksund

Bigger Than lyrics © Budde Music Publishing GmbH, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc

I didn't put the whole song in this post for copywriting reasons, since I will be converting it into a podcast.

I also thought of how I wanted to be remembered and I came up with a few things:

  • Resourceful
  • Creative
  • Sweet
  • Pure
  • Friendly
  • Ambitious
  • Self aware
  • Hard working
  • Good mother
  • Good wife
  • Role model for Muslims
  • Humble
  • Confident
  • Kind
  • Resilient

Some of these qualities I think I have. Others I strive to be. I want to be remembered as an amazing photographer, writer and designer. I want my pictures, words and designs to move people, even long after I’m gone. I want my words to live on forever. I want to motivate and inspire. I want people to think of me and say “She overcame obstacles no matter what”, “Whenever she set her mind to something, she did it”, “She didn’t let the evil in the world ruin her purity”, and “She gave me the courage to not give up”. I know it’s a lot to aspire to, but that’s how I want to be remembered.

How do you want to be remembered?

2 responses to “How do you want to be remembered?”

  1. I appreciate your list. All good!

    Liked by 1 person

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