At a getting-to-know-you activity a while ago, I played a game called “Six-Word Eulogy”—essentially you sum up your life and how you’d like to be remembered in (what a shock) six words. And you only have five minutes to do it.
You can see here the piece of paper I wrote on, complete with the many alterations and edits required to polish it.* Even at the end, I was still trying to choose between “mess” and “chaos.” However, I think that I’m overall pretty happy with it. If someone used this as my personal eulogy, I would look at it and say, “Yes, that’s (mostly) how I want to be remembered.”**
Things I created: stories, children, chaos.
*Fortunately, when editing a book, I don’t spend almost a minute on every single word.**I do feel like it is incomplete for not mentioning my husband or my faith. Also, I’m sure someone would take the “creating chaos” far too seriously. But ah well, that’s life (or, I suppose, in this case, that’s death).