Death and dying is not something that we think about often. The speakers we had in class this week both talked about the importance of thinking about what we would like to have happen before we or our family members are put in the position of being forced to make those decisions. As far as the legacy I would like to leave, some of the values I would like people to associate with me would be trustworthy, patient, and empathetic. I think that these qualities are very important for a health care provider to have, and I would like to be known as a nurse who possessed those qualities. I also think that service is an important part of the legacy that I would like to leave. In high school, I volunteered a lot, and now that I am in college I would like to continue to give back to my community. A quote that I think goes along with this is by Maya Angelou and she says that “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This statement really sums up the kind of person and nurse that I hope to be.