One of my main jobs here is to encourage… urge… (try not to lambaste) people to make their goodbye plans ahead of time. (And just as importantly, to put a little LIFE in them! Yay.), Yet I myself don’t always live up this ideal.
Of course, I do have plans, fo’ sure. Big plans and minor details. My plans aren’t lacking.
But updating my passwords?!
Updated as in my funeral packet — the one and only place my family has to find out anything about me. It has my juicy and appropriately upbeat goodbye party ideas, and again — just as importantly, the passwords of how to get into all my accounts so they can deal with everything that needs to be dealt with.
It may not be exciting, but to say it’s helpful is a massive understatement.
It’s so ridiculously simple. Keep a running list of all your passwords so your people can get into your phone and other devices you have and handle your affairs. It’s cruel not to do this (lambasting). Yet, so easy to let slide. Because it needs repeated attention, that’s the issue.
So here’s what I’m doing. I’m calling this a Blog Post right here and now, and getting My Post-Life Plans packet out of the file and updating my passwords. (You can go economically purchase one for yourself if you feel so inspired!)
Shame shouldn’t have been the motivator here, but this is the endless conundrum. Taking care of vital, important stuff when you think you have all the time in the world. A friend of mine suddenly and wholly unexpectedly lost her husband this week.
You never know when it’s your last day. Don’t leave a mess for your grieving friends and family.
Put a smile on your face and go leave them a pleasant surprise amidst the horror of your croaking. Let them get into your accounts and affairs without a hitch.