How Will You Remember Me?

I ponder that question sometimes. Yeah, it sounds a little morbid, but I’m known for thinking a little bit that way. I don’t think it’s too out of the ordinary to ask that question, though. I think everyone in some way ask themselves that. If not, then they should.

It’s not a question of vanity, but in a way it can be a little bit of a humbling question. The thought of how one would like to be remembered is something that should be thought of at least once, in order to create a compass of sorts.

I would like to be remembered as a man who always tried to live in his own light. I would want to be remembered as a man who was perfect in his own imperfections. Someone who was a friend and always tried to be there.

I want to be remembered for my constant quest for knowledge, and sometimes my off-the-wall questions. I want to be remembered for my desire to explore, and for the accomplishments that I’ve made during my lifetime. I want to be remembered as the guy who always walked by the beat of his own drum. I simply want to be remembered as Jacob Burrage.

I think these are fairly simple. They are some of many things I would want to be remembered for. But the challenge for me is to continue to live by those, especially during the times when I don’t see how I can do it.

Why am I even writing this post? I actually started this post a couple of months ago, and never really knew how to write it until this odd time of the morning. I’m writing it more so for me than for anyone else, but anyone can read it at anytime and have an idea of who I strive to be.

But it all goes back to the original question. How will you remember me?

I’m keeping this short because I do need to go to bed. See you next time.

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