Reasons Why You Should Leave Behind a Written Legacy

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term written legacy? Some people have at some point thought of writing their memoirs, but due to one reason or the other, they never got around to doing it. A memoir in its purest form can be gritty, hard to write, and almost impossible for one to properly execute. Writing a memoir is not something that you should do without the right tools and platform.

However, you do not need to chronicle everything following a format. Start simple, by writing notes about what is happening in your life, and then attaching photographs and detailed narratives about each photo, video or file. By checking out your photos, and the accompanying descriptions, your descendants will get a glimpse into how life was like at your time.

So Why Do You Need To Start Chronicling Your Life Today?

1. You May Become Forgetful

As you age, there will come a time when your memories will slowly begin to fade, either because you have become old, or for other reasons. This is not an uncertainty; it is something that will take place. As such, this is the right time to start recording all the memories you have.

You can choose to write, do voice recordings, or even take videos showing your life experiences, in which you provide details on how you got to where you are in life and the kind of perspective you have placed in life. With each passing day, valuable voices are being lost and silenced forever. Do not let your voice become lost.

2. Because It Is Important

The above may sound basic and simple, but in reality, this is the truth. The time has come for you to acknowledge that your voice has value, and it should be heard. Regardless of how inconsequential it may appear to you, every story in this world is valuable. Future generations, and by extension your descendants will require the benefit of your insight, wisdom, and knowledge. You should look at your life introspectively to allow you locate your moments. From here, proceed to record everything.

Regardless of how big or small a moment is, always remember that it is the everyday, simple moments that make your life what it is today. So there you have it. There is no reason why you should not start recording your life’s moments today. If you are afraid that it may take you forever to do so, do not take it on as a whole project. Take each day as it comes, and chronicle it as best as you can. Within a few weeks, you will find that you will have made a considerable amount of progress with your legacy.

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