Grim reality and its cohorts
Neither of us have wills and with recent events including the devastating loss of MH17 it makes sense that we do them before we embark on our travels. It probably made sense anyway but at what age do you think you’re grown up enough to have one? I certainly didn’t think I was yet.
The bulk of my estate (hahahahaha sorry, I should say the bulk of my hoarding) will obviously go to JHubz should he outlive me but he’s not going to want a fabulous shoe collection now is he! Ha, only kidding, I’ve always been more of a coat collector than shoes. And anyway if I have to die I’d prefer him to be with me, because I’m wonderfully selfish like that 😉
So we sat down to start the task of deciding who we would leave what to, in the event of our untimely demise. I started crying, for reals, what a douche, I’m not planning on dying any time soon but writing my will sure felt like I was. I was filled with thoughts like “oh the irony, I start writing my will and then suddenly I die” everyone will think I had a premonition, I didn’t FYI, I’m just trying to be a grown up.
I’ve relatives whose entire estate went to charity on their deaths which is wonderfully noble but also a little sad for any family wanting a tangible memory of them methinks. So I’m trying to balance nobility and legacy. I’ve messaged my closest friends asking if there is anything anyone would want of mine after I bite the big one to let me know and the responses were typically ridiculous. Our friend Richard wants me to leave him JHubz, as a butler, I’m pretty sure even if I did, it wouldn’t be legally binding, sorry Richard! With the Stags head and other bits and bobs allocated my mind can return to the much more uplifting task of researching and planning the trip.
Alas we are all mortal and none of us know how long we have left so I guess planning doesn’t hurt any although I am hoping for a long long time with lots of love, laughter and adventures, but then aren’t we all Xx
I bought the stags head in the photo last year with birthday money from the mother in law. Not sure she approved but I love it.