We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Susan Lavelle | Actress/Producer

I want to be remembered as a woman who went after her dreams, win or fail but with no regrets. That dream for me was to be an actress. A mother who loved her children with every being of her soul, grateful for every friend, ran with every opportunity and trusted God with the big picture. A woman who was sometimes brave, sometimes fearless and sometimes just down right vulnerable. A great lover of animals so I chose to use my voice and resources to save the great and the small but realized they saved me too. Read more>>

Vic Chouchanian | Owner

There are two things that I would like to be remembered for. The first would be, that I made a difference in the community and that I was able to bring people together. Not just strangers meeting in a common place to enjoy great beer, but to have neighbors creating lifelong bonds to help uplift their community. I want to be known as a good hearted person that helped share love and friendship to all those that live in the community our business serves. Secondly, I want to be remembered as a loving father that taught his son right from wrong, and to share joy and happiness with his neighbors. Read more>>

Dr. Jill Elam | Body Sculpting Trainer and Purpose Coach

I want my legacy to be, ” I wasn’t afraid to go after my dreams”. That’s important to me because, I decided to go back to school to get my Doctoral degree at the age of 54 and to start my business at 50. I want people to know it’s never too late to achieve their goals and dreams. Hard work, faith and focus will pay off in the end. I want people to remember, I was fearless and relentless. Not to say I didn’t experience fear at times; but, when I felt fearful, I did it anyway. I pushed pass the fear, and did it afraid. Read more>>

Daisy Lizzet | Small Business Owner

Be Kind, Stay Humble, Thrive! At some point we all come across the wall where we freeze and don’t know what to do or how to get through it. BREAK IT! You are strong, you CAN and WILL do it! Wherever life may take you or in whichever direction your boat may tow remember to always be kind and don’t forget who helped you and was on your sideline. Read more>>

Dr. Dawn Menge | SPED teacher , author and lecturer

My Queen Vernita’s visitors educational series is a legacy to my family. I want my young readers to gain a thirst for adventure, knowledge, family, friendships and preserving nature. I want them to understand how huge the world is and that the only real limits they have are the ones they create on their own. I want them to remember me for my contributions to teaching and my special needs students. We are all here together in this world and we need each other. Read more>>

Alscott Worrell | Filmmaker

I want my legacy to be that I not only advocated for the telling of Black and Queer stories, but that I created a lane to help get those stories created and out to the masses. I want people to remember me as someone who created high quality, inspiring content, that’s raw and rooted in authenticity. Someone who pushes the boundaries and isn’t afraid to build from the ground up if that means creating access for myself and other filmmakers from marginalized communities on a large scale. Read more>>

Juan Acosta | Global Mental Health Advocate & New York Times Bestselling Author

I want to be remembered as someone who tried being the best version of themselves everyday. I want people to remember my dedication to trying to make this world a better place, through my advocacy and work. I want my legacy to live within people, folks who might have identified themselves with my journey and work. Read more>>