I feel relieved. Not only have I written the will, but I also took the step to make sure that my arrangements are taken care of - should something happen. I never realized that I was being both irresponsible and selfish by going without a will. It only took an hour or so and I am so glad that I completed this task.
Why were you inspired to do this?
As I am getting into my thirties, my older family members are passing away. I have noticed the great care and detail put into their wills. It did not dawn on me until my grandfather passed that my avoid a will was an effort to avoid my own mortality. I realized that it is irresponsible to not have a will regardless of your income, marriage or parenting status.
What were 3 things you did to make this happen?
I will need time. I need to think about what I want to say and how I would want things handled. I realize that the more specific I am, the easier it is on my loved ones later.
A place to stash it. I think I need to go get a safety deposit box??? I just can't leave it laying around the house. How crazy would that be?
I may need an attorney or a notary to complete the process. Apparently, I need to investigate all aspects of this process prior to completion.
How did you feel once you had accomplished this?
Myself. I think that I sometimes avoid things... more than just procrastination. I think I sometimes treat difficult things with a passive aggressive attitude. Hopefully, by putting it on my list, I can be accountable for getting it done.