One day, each and every one of us will be gone. There is no question about if, but when. Our loved ones, friends, co-workers, or anyone we simply made an impression on are the only parts of us that will remain in this world. We will only become stories told by those we’ve left behind. What will people say about you? How will you be remembered?
For this challenge, I’m supposed to list 10 things that I’d hope to be remembered for when my time has come and gone. By far, this has been one of the difficult parts of this 30 day blog challenge simply because we don’t really like to think about the end of our lives, but here we go.
I’m a very kind, caring, giving, empathetic, compassionate, loving person. More than anything, that’s what I want others to remember me for. We all have flaws, and even annoying traits, but the one I’m most proud of is how deeply I care for others.
My Sense of Humor
Although dark and twisty at times, and naughty at others, I can honestly say that I hope I’ve made others laugh at some point or another. Whether it be a memory we shared, a story that was told, or something you saw me doing that I hoped you hadn’t.
Someone to Talk to
No matter what someone is going through, I’m always a listening ear. We don’t even have to know each other on a personal level. I will stop what I’m doing and help in any way that I can, even if it’s simply to listen.
Don’t laugh. I’m not talking about physically, I’m referring to mentally/emotionally. We all have moments of “weakness,” or so it feels that way, but I believe that I’m actually quite strong after a lot of the things that I’ve been through over the years.
Most of my life, I’ve been lied to straight to my face by people I thought cared about me. Due to that, even if it hurts, I will tell you the truth. I do not like lying to people, and I will respect you enough to always be honest.
I’ve made mistakes. I’ve lashed out. I’ve yelled. I’ve cried. I’ve fallen apart. But no matter what, I never stopped trying. My baby means the world to me, and I will always keep trying to be the best version of myself that I can for him, even when I fail.
I’ve always said that if I were anyone else, I couldn’t date me. Sometimes I still feel that way, but I think a lot of that was because I was made to believe it. Yes, I have a lot of mental health issues due to my past, but I never stop trying. I’m imperfect, and I say/do a lot of messed up things, but I love with my entire heart and soul, always giving what I can to those that I love.
Not just in the “victim mindset” of overcoming verbal/emotional abuse, but in general. Life isn’t easy, for any of us, but we make the most of what we’ve got. We’re always having to adapt to every obstacle that comes our way. We’re all survivors.
My Smart Ass Mouth/Attitude
Sometimes I go overboard (who am I kidding, always), but I genuinely am just a sarcastic, foul-mouthed person. It’s nothing personal, or meant to harm, it’s just my personality.
Stupid? Maybe. Regretful? Sometimes. Change it? Absolutely not. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been beyond forgiving of others. Whether or not it was intentional, I forgave. Whether or not they deserved it, I forgave. Whether or not they meant it, I forgave. It’s hurt me more times than I can count, but it’s who I have always been, and will always be.
We are all different, but we all have good qualities. I’m aware that we will all leave behind bad memories/stories for some, but for most, they should be happy memories. What would you like to be remembered most for? Let me know in the comment section.
Day 21 coming soon.