…has not been written. I am young, so why worry about my possession after I pass? Albeit I would like certain thing to go to certain people. There are items that would mean more in the hands of my best friend than of my mothers, vice versa. I do not own much; trinkets, souvenirs, pieces of art, musical instruments, etc.. no assets, estates or large sums of money.
Should I take the time to divvy my belongings to whom I think would cherish them most?
Do I pass without worrying about where my material goods end up?
Has anyone written their own Last Will & Testament? At what age?
Are any of the trinkets epic quality? Lvl 75+ for melee only plz.
@sedentary-nomad, i have certainly never thought about writing one, but now that you mention it i would probably leave it to someone who needed it the most. As for my family and loved ones i would try to give each one of them a specific item that links to a memory we share so that when they see the item it would hopefully bring them some kind of joy in remembering the events of that moment and i would want them to understand why i wanted them to have this. That seems a little outlandish since they would probably be grief stricken so i would need to leave letters as well. I would just want people to be joyful and remember me in a happy way not be the cause of their grief.
@athousand, I think it is a good idea, simply for my parents’ sake. They would have a general idea of what to do with my things since they don’t really know my friends or much about them. Or the opposite, my parents could hoard my stuff and ponder on what each item meant to when I was alive and live vicariously through my possessions, or not at all and allow them to gather dust.
Either way, all will pass. I worry now, so they may not have to later. Let’s call it preventative maintenance.
I just recently starting to think about this stuff, I’m 28, and am planning on writing up one of these along with setting up a living will and medical power of attorney. I hope to die without many belongings to my name! Like you, I don’t have much as it is. Chump change in my bank accout, don’t own any property… My biggest concern is that I leave something behind for my children (I have two). I have a small memory box for each one, I would want to make sure they end up with those things! And make sure my partner gets custody of our children. We aren’t married and don’t ever plan to be, but the way the law works, if we are unmarried and don’t have the right legal paperwork in place, if one of us dies the kids could essentially be up for grabs, instead of automatically going to the remaining parent, which is messed up. Getting that straightened out, plus detailing under what circstances I would want to be kept alive/resuscitated if dying…that stuff is more a concern to me than where my things go.
I think it’s one of those things you’re going to need to edit as the years go by, as your possessions shift and so do your opinions and friends. Your will is going to evolve along with you. Its a nice thing to do for the people you leave behind, because if you leave no directions it can be very overwhelming for grieving family and friends to have to sort through your things and decide what to do with them.