The 2K11 24/7 CXXVIII: Defining Your Legacy
Damn. My brain is beat. Every time I try to write an entry, nothing but drivel comes out. I guess it’s one of those things where I’m almost inclined to take my own advice – if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, maybe you should be doing something else. But on the other side of this, we also don’t want to be quitters – without truly knowing how things will turn out, we try to assure ourselves that we did everything within our power to ensure the best possible outcome. Sometimes the things we do will be more work than they are fun, but so what? No pain, no gain, right?It boggles my mind when I think of the people who’ve been blogging for 10+ years and wonder how they’ve done it. How they’ve stuck with it for so long. How they keep coming up with NEW MATERIAL. You’ll rarely get to where you want to be overnight, and even when you do, the time you spend on your pedestal will be fleeting because you didn’t work to get there. I think in some ways, I’d love to establish my own legacy, but I don’t know which of the random ideas in my head I should be working on to take me there.
Legacy. That’s a good thing to talk about. What will YOUR legacy be? What will you do in your lifetime that will be remembered for years to come?
I hope to find my answer amidst all the data, sketches, notes and scribbles I’ve surrounded myself with year after year. Almost like the cliché image of the puzzle pieces scattered without a box for reference. There’s SOMETHING there, even if you can’t see it and you don’t know what it looks like at first.
So while I keep shuffling through these papers and sorting out what my life will look like down the road, indulge me. Tell me what makes you tick and what your endgame is. And if you don’t know, why not? Never thought about it, or are you like me and have so much going on that you just can’t sort it out?
Looking forward to hearing what’s on your mind!
–Casey E. Palmer