Recently, I left my current position to pursue new opportunities in a different state. As I was wrapping things up before leaving, I reflected on the time I had spent there. I reminisced about the joyous moments, the wonderful friendships, the teamwork, the struggles and triumphs. I thought about all I was leaving behind and I couldn’t help wondering most about the footprints I would be leaving behind. “What legacy did I leave?” It might sound a little cheesy, but we all leave a legacy whether we intend to or not. When we leave a position or job, we leave behind footprints or a path for the next person to continue on. When we raise our children, we contribute to society and leave behind our legacy as a parent–an example for our children to follow (or not). When we educate students, we also invest in students’ lives and the future of society. Think about the legacy you are building. What will yours be? What will you be remembered for as a parent, educator, professional?
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