It’s Father’s Day and I find myself reflecting about my Dad today. The more I think on who I am as a person, I can really see both of my parents in myself. I owe a lot to both of my parents, but I want to share some things about my Dad.
My father is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. He’s fearless, positive, funny, and so hard working. He always tells me that life is beautiful. He goes for his dreams, works insanely hard and accomplishes them. The older I’ve gotten the more I’ve realized that he is such a rarity in this world and a true gem.
The reason I love to drive so much is because he taught me how to drive. As in, when I was 15 and got my permit, he handed me the keys of his brand new Mustang and we went on Interstate 95. That’s my dad for ya. He said that he trusted that I would not damage his car. He taught me to be aware others but to not be afraid. He taught me to believe in myself.
The reason I love photography so much was because at a very young age my Dad taught me how to use a camera. He taught me how to “see” the picture and notice the details. He taught me how to put a photo in focus, where to stand, and how to get a perfect shot. I grew up with him behind the camera, and I find myself becoming that very same person.
The reason I love to fly and travel more than anything else in the world is because he taught me how to be adventurous. He would always take my brother and I all over the world and instilled a sense of excitement for travel and adventure.
The reason I love the ocean so much is because he would always take us to the ocean. No matter where we’ve lived he would always take us to the ocean to reflect and enjoy the simple things.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
Thank you for teaching me to love myself, enjoy life, and to notice the details in everything.
I love you,