I have reached the conclusion that the best legacy I can leave to my grandchildren is to do what you love, let the world know you love it, and never be afraid of what others think of it as long as you are satisfied with what you have chosen to do to leave your mark on the world. IN doing so, never look back with regrets because that is the one thing that can slow your progress. Move forward. Strive for excellence and never let others define your self-worth or decide your path for you. It is your life to live, not theirs. You have to own your mistakes as well as your achievements–and when you can do that and not blame others, it is easier to be at peace with yourself and the decisions you make.
I spent much of my life trying to make others happy, often at my own sacrifice. Those days have ended. I walk my own path rather than that which was set for me. It is my hope that my grandchildren will also do this.
That being said, I am considering a 6-12 month teaching assignment in China. Whether or not I do this depends upon what happens at my job in the next few weeks. I want to see the world. I want to share this with my grandchildren. Nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it, right? I fully intend to write about my experiences wherever I go, just as I used to do on this blog. I am going to return to the mountain in the morning to ponder this as well.
I have to do what I have to do. Hopefully things will work out here, but if they do not, I have other doors through which I can readily pass. Nothing is impossible. Have a great weekend everyone!