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

Anissa Ybarra | Juris Doctor Candidate

What I am most passionate about and something that really lights a fire inside me is the word of God. I feel most fulfilled when I am in his presence. Whether that be taking notes from online sermons, sharing that word on my platforms, or giving back and helping people or his creations. I fully believe the reason God has blessed me with such unique opportunities and experiences is so I could turn around and glorify him. To shine a light on how good he is when you put your trust in him. One of my favorite preachers once said, there are only so many books in the Bible. Your lifestyle may be the closest book some people get to read, live accordingly. That really makes you think. Additionally, one of my favorite quotes is “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” Those two sayings really sum up life for me. Read more>>

Johnny Green | Celebrity Artist

I want to leave a legacy of love, bravery and inspiration. I hope my life has inspired people to be more fearless, more compassionate and more creative with their own lives. I would love to be remembered as a man with a heart of pure gold and how bravely I fought with my demons, my anxiety/depression while co-existing in this world. Read more>>

Amanda Payan Farris | Creative Consultant, Mom, “HYPE GIRL”, Podcast Host

Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” How we make others feel, how we rise above differences, how we embrace our faults and dare to grow is what gives heart beat to Legacy. I want people to say they felt loved, HEARD and empowered by me. You can have all the things, go to all the places and be crazy successful .. but if you don’t apply your gifts to help others in this world, if you don’t touch others hearts on your journey, your impact won’t leave a trail of light. Read more>>

Joseph Rojas | Filmmaker and Photographer

My legacy, I think of my family however I also think of people and events that have shaped my life. Who I am, and more so who I want to be. I’m extremely close to my family and my close friends who become my family. I wouldn’t be able to make it through each day without knowing I have their support, or even their disapproval in my choice to pursue what I love, what I’m passionate about, and what drives me. That may sound awful or confusing, but I have to try and turn that positive energy into focus and that negative energy into fuel. Film, has always been one of the biggest staples in my life, it’s my medicine on a long day, it gives me time to lose myself for 2 hours and leave my issues behind and become the hero, villain, fighter, cowboy, and so much more, sometimes I just enjoy being an extra who witnesses these events unfold. Read more>>