The idea for the LEGACY Journal was sparked when Steven’s mother compiled a family photo album to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her grandparents’ wedding in 1910.
She found photos from the wedding and tracked down the village where they grew up, taking photos of their childhood homes.
She made a lovely album. In it there are the smiling faces of six generations of the Bowen family, all descended from George and Maud Bowen.
The journal means even more to us now, because Steven’s mother passed away shortly after. To honour her memory, we printed a few copies of the album to share with the family.
Stories are a crucial part of your legacy
But as we looked through the album, Steven and I felt there was something missing. There were no stories in her grandparents’ own words and in their own handwriting.
How wonderful it would have been if they could have written about their village, their lives as a blacksmith and his wife, their family stories, and their plans for the future.
What stories will you tell?
Looking at the past made us start thinking about our own future. What stories will we tell? What will our legacy be?
Because wherever you are in your life today, your legacy isn’t over. This isn’t just about the past.
So we began to ask ourselves, how can you plan what you’ll achieve with the rest of your lives? What will your future legacy be?
And that’s when we realized – your legacy is something everybody should capture.
How can you capture your legacy?
Over the past two years we’ve put everything on hold except for our work on capturing legacy. We’ve done a lot of research, looking at all the options for capturing the legacy of your life.
What might surprise you is how much of your legacy today is stored online or in the cloud. Documents, certificates and especially pictures.
One wrong keystroke or one deleted account and it’s all gone.
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Creating the Legacy Journal
So after months of researching the exact questions you need to draw your legacy out of you, we created the LEGACY Journal.
It’s an elegant journal – with headings and a structured series of questions – to guide you through the process of capturing your successes. In your own words and in your own handwriting.
And while some sections are tightly structured, to help you reminisce and reflect thoroughly, the regular Questionbanks in the LEGACY Journal give you as much freedom as you wish, to make the journal truly your own story.
The goal of your Legacy Journal
So our goal with the LEGACY Journal is simple: to create something that motivates you to capture your life story… so that you can share it with your family and friends, in an elegant journal.
The LEGACY Journal is also a way of showing gratitude to those people who have inspired you, by recording how they made a difference and how they influenced you.