Providing financial resources for your loved ones after you pass away is certainly going to be a priority when you are reaching your twilight years, and indeed this is a large part of what estate planning is all about. However, though most people are at peace with their own mortality when they reach an advanced one of the things that is very difficult to accept is the fact that you will no longer be there for your loved ones when they need you.
Yes, you can provide financially, but the wisdom and guidance that you have routinely been able to offer over the years will no longer be available to them.This can be an unsettling feeling because money alone can’t provide answers to many questions.
In addition to this, you may feel as though there are some stories left untold that you would like to share with your family members but find that it is difficult to express these things verbally. A viable solution that would provide your family members with a glimpse into your thought processes that they may have never seen before would be to take the time to write your memoirs.
There are a number of reasons for writing your memoirs and adding this chronicle to your estate, and one of them is to provide a connection between family members that came before you and those that have followed, and those that will follow into the future. Many people develop an interest in genealogy and spend a lot of time, effort, and money trying to uncover their roots, and your memoirs could serve as a valuable piece of information for your family members many decades into the future.
In addition to what your memoirs can provide for others, recording autobiographical anecdotes can be personally cathartic, especially at a time when you are taking stock of the road that you have traveled throughout your life.