Hi, I'm Kasia, the founder and owner of Everyday Legacies.
I believe in the power of stories.
As a child, I was blessed to live near my grandparents. I loved to be with them, and while riding with my grandpa on his tractor or making dinner with my grandma, I constantly asked them questions about their lives. My favorites stories were about how they got through hard times and the challenges they overcame.
It turns out that begging them for life lessons benefited me in many ways. A turbulent home life growing up (poverty, homelessness, family mental illness, and missed years of formal schooling) translated into major imposter syndrome when it came to the life I wanted to create for myself as an adult.
Miraculously, I was accepted to a great university and, eventually, to a PhD program. Achieving these things was possible only by the grace of God and the power I drew from my family history. I am a walking witness of the strength and resilience that can come from knowing where and who you come from.
But I am not the only example. The power of family stories was further highlighted for me in my academic research. While studying personal identity in the lives of a large group of successful German-Tongan individuals, I learned that there is a quantifiable positive correlation between how much one knows about their family history and how resilient, healthy, and successful that individual is. This finding is backed up by many other studies.
As a PhD-professional researcher and award-nominated published historian, I formed Everyday Legacies to help the people of the world tell their stories. Beyond the material inheritance you leave your children, your story is your legacy. And my team and I have the professional and personal skills to help you preserve it.
I'm so glad you are here.
Your life and family are unique, and so are your stories. Whether it's memories of your grandparents, falling in love with your spouse, building your business, the miraculous story of your child's birth, the legacy of your parents, or anything else, the special moments of your life story and family history are your most important assets. As such, they deserve to be preserved.
Everyday Legacies is on a mission to help preserve the stories of the world. Through a friendly, streamlined process, our talented team helps convert your memories, feelings, pictures, and stories into a format you and your loved ones can enjoy long into the future.
Let us help you get started today!
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