As I’ve grown in these last few years. I have changed how I look at things which includes business, friendships, relationships etc. One of the biggest things has been letting people go. I had some very close friends that I hardly speak to anymore. Im not angry or vengeful but sometimes it does bother me a little. The thing is after I let these people go I actually feel better than ever. Im lifting weights and eating right. I’ve quit drinking alcohol except for wine or a beer every once in a while. I had a few glasses of wine this past week. I hadn’t had any alcohol for almost 7 months prior to that. My discipline has gotten better. My business is growing and Im supporting my family. Bottom line is sometimes letting go of people actually is great for you spiritually. I enjoy my own company like I always have but now its like a superpower. When you can hangout by yourself that is a blessing. I know a lot of people who absolutely hate being alone but I enjoy it. So stay strong and invest in yourself. You are capable of great things when you give yourself the time! Have a blessed day!
Never underestimate the stay at home father. I know it isn’t traditional and even the most modern people some times make assumptions that just aren’t true. I take this personally myself because I have been a stay at home parent for last six years! It isn’t always easy but this has been an awesome experience. How did I get here? Well that is a long and personal story.
When I first got married the plan was my wife stays home and earns her degree while I work. That was the plan however I worked construction and one thing I’ve learned while working construction is you will eventually get laid off. It also doesn’t help someone with a criminal background. I made a very stupid mistake when I was 18 and it cost me a lot more than I realized at the time.
I was automatically turned away from positions because of it and I lost multiple positions because of it. I always say to myself when my kids are older they will know the cost of having a bad attitude or negative outlook could end their future. I will also show them the 98 job applications that I was red flagged on and turned down immediately. I have more to offer this world though and thankfully my ambition kept me going.
I’m so blessed to have my wife. The most supportive woman I have ever met. I’m not just a babysitter or caretaker. I help my father who isn’t in good health with his side jobs and the land upkeep. I also have my own business that does generate an income. So thats one of the huge reasons it doesn’t bother me. I’m also a person who some would describe as a fitness nut. I lift weights regularly and I watch what I eat.
In conclusion stay at home dads are cool and I have no problem with being one. I’m proud of the man I became and I believe my family and friends are too. They know where I was headed and how far I’ve come. Have a blessed day.