Ispas's posting, Creating Legacy addresses how to set up a plan to achieve your legacy. She states that your legacy is a chosen decision that you work toward daily. That all your goals must be in reconciliation of this single overarching life choice. No pressure!
I have a difficult time choosing the correct foods to fuel my body in a healthy way, being active the correct amount of time on a daily basis, adding information that is exciting and interesting to my blog and adding to my book daily. My initial reaction is sadness. The idea to achieve my legacy I have to add to the already pretty overwhelming list of daily 'to do' makes me feel like crying. Slowly the idea began to simmer- I am sometimes a slow processor. Maybe these could be blended. Maybe my legacy is not 'something else.' Maybe instead it is the difference I make in the life of my students, friends, family and readers. Maybe just maybe even a childless, struggling teacher/writer can leave behind a legacy. It is the quote "Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. " Stated by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt that brings the greatest comfort. This has not been a life of ease. Struggle shared brings hope to those that are in the middle of their own fight. This writing is my legacy. What is yours?