We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Paula Branez | Kids and adolescent Life Coach

I want people to remember me as someone positive, a dreamer, someone that was genuinely happy, someone that inspires others to follow their dreams, to look at the bright side of things. I want people to remember me as someone that left a positive trademark in their life’s, a change maker, someone that truly believed that love conquers all. Read more>>

Kimberly Caldwell | Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Legacy… What is a legacy? “It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see”. I want my work to influence others in a positive way by shedding light on the importance of successful re-entry/reducing recidivism in the male population. It is my desire to create discussions that will continue for generations. I would like to be remembered for more than just being a kind person. I have invested time, resources, and hard work into my GOD-given purpose and I would like my for my footprints to be lasting and of great Influence! It is my desire to leave a legacy of love and bravery and know that my life inspired people to be braver, bolder, and more creative in their own lives. Jewel’s Comfort Keeper Inc. strives to make people feel apart of our mission through actions and interactions, redefines success, and gives hope to a population of people who have been thrown away, We assist and care for those who are often over looked by society and deemed outcast (the underdogs/black sheep). Read more>>

Taylor Rodrigues | Artist & Workshop Instructor

I hope I will leave a legacy that always brings glory to God in all that I do. I feel so blessed for what I get to do and I know it’s all because of Him. ✝️ I hope my art brings joy, peace, and inspiration to those who look at. I love getting to share my passion with others at my alcohol ink art, acrylic pouring, and resin art workshops. I’ve gotten to meet so many wonderful people and inspire creativity in so many. My hope is to bring love, hope, creativity, and encouragement to all I encounter. This year I hope to find more opportunities to use my art/ classes to support causes and organizations I believe in. Read more>>

Harold Huertas | Musician

My legacy would be to leave the sound of music in peoples lives as a medicine for their minds and bodies. Music was made by God to humanity as a gift. I want people to remember that there is still good people out there that want to do what is right that want to bring a good message through music. It is better to serve than to be served. Read more>>

Elisabeth Sloan | Philosopher, Writer

When it comes to legacy, the importance of perpetual life-time recognition holds an interesting source of value to me. For my family legacy, I want to be remembered hundreds of years after my own life for doing my upmost best to establish my line with integrity, warm-heartedness, a comfortable life while maintaining the vigorous capability to succeed in all circumstances. I can only supply them with this by attributing these qualities into my every day, specifically with how I work with others and how I believe in my ability to bring my ideas and dreams into full fruition. For them to recognize and be inspired by the strength of kindness and the power of will is all I could ask for. For the public, a long-lasting legacy isn’t as pressing a matter, yet I wouldn’t discount its value if it can provide empowerment. I would want them to remember my conscious choice in communication residing in respect for others and kindness, of my movement in the world. Yes, my physical movement. The conscious decision to move my body in a way of grace. Read more>>