I decided to try the “Thirty Things About Me” challenge, so this is the first post I am writing for the challenge.
Almost everyone has a goal in life. They know what they want to do with their life. Sometimes they want nothing more than to be a parent, a doctor, a vet, a writer, or anything else. As you get older you figure out your “calling” what you want to do with your life, what kind of job you want, and how you want to live and progress in that job.
For me, I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, but I wanted to be a mother more than I wanted to be a nurse. I have known this for a long time, but before I decided to try this challenge, I never sat down and thought about what I wanted to be remembered for. If something happened to me tonight, what would I want people to tell my daughter about me? How would they remember me in 5 years when she would start asking about her mother?
What about 50-100 years from now? So many people are into genealogy and figuring out their family tree and with the internet it is easier than ever. What about in 100 years when I have a great-great grandchild looking into her family history? What would those who are still around remember about me? Just look up Florence Nightingale, the pioneer woman of nursing. She was an amazing woman and all nursing schools talk about her. Would I be in the books, do I want to be that amazing? Would I settle for “just a nurse”?
Think about all the people we learn about in school, Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr. and so on. Did I want to make that much of a difference in the world? If I did, what kind of a difference would I make? Find the cure for cancer?
I decided that there are things that I hope to be remembered for, but none of them are big enough to make it into the history books. After a lot of thought, 10 things I hope to be remembered for are things that some people may find trivial. They won’t win me a Nobel Peace Prize or a Pulitzer Prize, but they are good enough for me.
- I hope to be remembered as a great mother. I think every parent wants this, but I want my daughter to remember me as a good mother, even when I punish her I want her to know that it was done with love.
- I hope to be remembered as a great nurse. I have already touched so many lives by taking care of babies, kids, and mothers, but if I am remembered as a good nurse by only a few of them that is all I ask for. I have had one little girl write me a thank you note after she was discharged from the hospital and it hangs on my fridge as a reminder that I have touched at least one little girl’s life.
- I hope to be remembered for helping others. The idea of this blog is to use my knowledge to help others be better educated, more informed, and lead healthier lives. I hope that I achieve that dream and that I am remembered for that. This blog will live on long after I am gone, so that may be a possibility of that.
- I hope to be remembered for doing all I can to achieve my dreams. I hope my daughter sees everything I do to reach my dreams and she too does all she needs to do to reach her dreams.
- I hope to be remembered as a good example for my daughter. I don’t want my daughter to think she has to conform to society’s views on how women should look and act and I want her to think out of the box when it comes to doing things. I don’t want her to think that women have to be stay at home moms, but if she wants to be that is OK to and she can still have a career as a work at home mom if she wants. I don’t want her to obsess over her looks and her weight. If she doesn’t want to be a mom, I want her to know that’s OK too.
- I hope to be remembered as a kind and generous person. I am always doing what I can to help others when I can. I hate to see people struggle and I am always thinking of others, sometimes I even think there has to be more that I can do, even when I have done everything I know to do.
- I hope to be remembered for seeing thing from the other person’s point of view. I always try to see both sides of an argument and being fair. I hope that I am remembered for being fair and for always seeing both sides of the argument.
- I hope to be remembered for my unconditional love. I hope my family always knows just how much I love them, no matter what.
- I hope to be remembered for being forgiving. I like to think that I am a forgiving person, and I hope that my family remembers me for being forgiving and they learn from me how to be a forgiving person.
- I hope to be remembered for being authentic. I want others to remember me for being me, and not for being something that I thought I should be. I don’t want to do things just because someone thinks I should or because that’s what everyone is doing.
I think that everyone has things they want to be remembered for, and maybe what I hope to be remembered for is very similar to what others hope to be remembered for, but either way, that is my list.
What do you hope to be remembered for?
Check out what else I am writing about in the Thirty Things About Me Challenge, and if you decide to try the challenge, leave your link on the post so I can check it out!