Humiliating Myself for Your Viewing Pleasure

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is an ultra trail runner, Peloton rider, yoga and meditator enthusiast, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife and mom to two young adult children, and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Florida women and their families for over 25 years.

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Darn. This is way tougher than it looks, I thought to myself as I was huffing and puffing.

 

I had a crazy idea Friday night while watching Facebook videos of teachers and school resource officers dancing at school assemblies.

 

Those guys could move! They made it look so easy.

 

Why can’t I dance like that, I thought?

 

So I made the “brilliant” decision this weekend to watch some YouTube videos and learn how to dance. After all, I had some extra time. How hard could it really be to bust a move while looking fly? I used to love to dance as a kid.

 

Kristen busts a moveSaturday was my hip hop day.

 

Sunday was my Brittney B!tch day (the video’s title, not mine).

 

Glutton of punishment that I am, I joined the social distancing “fun” and proceeded to post humiliating dance videos of myself on Facebook.

 

Plus, as an added bonus, I figured I’d probably embarrass my kids too. [That’s what we moms are famous for, right?]

 

Maybe not my finest moments on film but what the heck? I was having fun and getting a good workout to boot.

 

During this uncertain, and even scary, season of our lives, it’s important to stay connected with others and to have fun. Humiliating myself on camera certainly fit the bill.

 

Plus, I gotta keep my moves sharp for when the clubs open back up. Not!

 

What I learned this weekend is that my dance routine doesn’t have to be perfect. At least I put myself out there and did it.

 

So too with your Estate Plan.

 

Your Estate & Legacy Plan doesn’t need to perfect but you do need to have one.

 

Any written plan is better than none at all.

 

And it’s especially important to have one right now in these uncertain times.

 

I can’t tell you how many calls we receive to our office from a frantic family member whose loved one is now confined to a hospital with no estate plan in place.

 

No Will.

 

No Durable Power of Attorney.

 

No Living Will.

 

No health care agent named.

 

It’s sad but there’s not much we can do if the patient is no longer mentally capable of making decisions for themselves or if the hospital is limiting visitors. An expensive court ordered guardianship is often the only option at that point.

 

Don’t let that happen to you.

 

Preplan now to make it simple for your family to carry out your wishes when you’re gone (or incapacitated).

 

Give yourself the confidence with your Estate & Legacy Plan that you and your loved ones are prepared for the future.

 

Our professionally crafted Estate & Legacy Plans make things simple for your family.

And we make it simple for you to get started too.

 

We are currently offering VIRTUAL Estate Planning Consultations in our office.

 

If you find yourself working from home or taking time off, there’s never been a better time to consult with us about YOUR Estate Planning wishes.

 

Rewatching my dance videos, I don’t think I’ll be giving up my day job as an estate planning attorney anytime soon.

 

But that also won’t stop me from humiliating myself on camera for your viewing pleasure.

 

Stay safe. And, as I like to tell my kids, “make good decisions!”

 

Kristen “Obviously Not Afraid to Make a Fool of Myself on Camera” Marks

 

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