As I stare at my daughter’s eyes this morning and she pushes her Cinderella figurine into my cheek I realize how in just three short years my life can change.
It was three years today that I caught a glimpse of my daughter and I remember the moment like it was seconds ago. At that moment I realized that it was time to start executing everything I had planned while waiting for her arrival.
Planning and Executing as a Parent is Different
When I talk about execution as a parent it seems a bit weird. I see how Lucy and I have worked around many obstacles and experiences to bring as many positive opportunities around our daughter. What is weird about the whole situation is that for me I associated executing tasks as work but when it comes to my daughter it comes out naturally and I don’t see it as work.
A Deeper Connection
I guess being a parent is very different than when you launch a project, company, or an idea. Those things can disappear very easily from the horizon some harders than others. I have launched many projects, efforts, and ideas that I probably can’t recall all of them.
With my daughter it is different I know my commitment to her is eternal. Every day I try to give a bit of my soul to her and give her the best I got.
The Parenting Perspective
My perspective as a parent for three years now is completely different from when I was not a parent. How I react to things has been modified fairly but overall one thing I can say is that I put my daughters priorities over my own as every parent probably does.
In three years of being a parent I have realized that patience is something we all need to work on but more importantly I have learned to value each goal and dream of mine even more.
My Main Motivation to Chase After My Dreams
Thanks to Daniela it makes it easier to follow my dreams. The Main reason is because I want to lead by example. So many talented individuals stop chasing their dreams ( I see it as an excuse) because they became parents. I understand the part of bringing food to the table but is it creating a better environment for everyone.
But I really want to be an example to my daughter. I want her to go after her dreams and know that Dad went after his dreams (where she as in all of them) even when they were not clear.
I want my daughter to put her energy into what she thinks is the best outcome for her future. I am looking forward to that opportunity where I can see what route she takes but in the meanwhile I am enjoying every moment where I get to step on her toys and have her play little pranks on me while she giggles and smiles.
I love my daughter more than anything and I can’t wait till the day where she does the same to my grandkids.
A Gift from Payasa Agapita
Thanks Payasa Agapita.
Happy 3rd Birthday Daniela!
I hope you have an awesome year playing with Cinderella and her loyal friends the pterodactyl and Peppa pig.
Reach for the top Daniela you can do it!