Creating A Legacy

2nd Aug 17

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Thinking Of Life Beyond Yours

I’ve been thinking about life on a much broader scale of late. I’ve spent a lot of time only regarding myself when it comes to every single aspect of life but as I’m getting a little older and wiser, I find myself evaluating things from a different perspective.

I’ve been thinking a lot about creating a legacy, really evaluating what I stand for and generational wealth. In school, I was always taught that you should follow the academic system up until university (if you want) then you go on to get a job. Society taught me that said job would hopefully be enough to sustain my family with food, clothes and possibly holidays which is great but in my mind, I’ve just been thinking about how surface level this is. I’ve never really been taught about creating a legacy or creating something bigger than me that one day my children can inheret and hopefully take over.

 

We live in a society that revolves around capitalism and instant gratification and that’s one of the main reasons why I think that it was never instilled in me to try and start something that would render generational wealth. I hardly have any friends or family with ‘old money’ but I’ve seen the lifestyles of those with such means and it’s something that I want for myself and my family.

I’ve been thinking about my career. You guys know I have many jobs, I’m a blogger, a stylist and I have my own interior company. All of these things pay me a pretty decent amount and that’s good for now, but I’m really trying to figure out ways in which I can channel these revenues of income into something that will secure a better future not just for my children but for my children’s children and theirs to come. When I say this, I say it with the consideration that (in regards to blogging) what happens if instagram decides that I can no longer use their platform to work? Or youtube? Or twitter? How do I build something that thrives because of my own choices and decisions? Something that wont end because of someone else say so? How can my children inherit my ‘social media business’? It simply isn’t possible and I don’t want my financial means to end at myself. I want it to be self-reliant and not all about me so that someone else can pick up from where I’ve left off and keep the engine running.  I think it’s important to make sacrifices, investments and good decisions not only for yourself but for the ones you love and it’s even more important to start now.

I must say that I’ve always been a little selfish in terms of sacrifice, but I’m now starting to realise that the sacrifices that you make today will most certainly pay you back in years to come. This is a really random post but I always like to jot down whats going on in my mind and this is it! I’m never really good at articulating my thoughts so I hope this makes a little sense to you all.

Top – Zara

Trousers – Zara

Shoes – Gianvtio Rossi

Earrings – Balenciaga

 

  • This is something that has been weighing on my mind for a while, especially since I got this pretty decent job that pays enough for now. But my thinking is not so much on the financial side per say but on how impactful and inspiring my life will or should be. At the end of the day old money is good but what about the legacy like that of Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, something bigger than just money but changing the life of others. What will be said of me when I’m gone, how will I be remembered. What God ordained purpose can I fulfill on this earth?

    Princess Audu

  • MlleHarmonie

    I’ve been going through this same line of though as of late. Here i am, 30, working a 9 to 5 job that pays a decent amount of money with which i was able to purchase my apartment. i know i want more, i just don’t know where to start with creating my own. I pray God will guide my hand and show me how to do what i am really passionate about.
    lovely blog and visuals as always.
    x
    H.

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