My wish as a father is to never use my son as an excuse to giving up on the things I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve met many parents who brag about giving up on or sacrificing their dreams to raise their child – as if that was a good thing. I am referring to the people that think they need to choose between raising their child or having a career. I don’t think you have to choose between one OR the other, I think you can have both. Will it be easy? Of course not, maybe that is why people are quitting on their future so easily.
I can already say, raising my child, and creating a new business, while running two others is not easy. Not to mention, the need to maintain my gym and social lifestyle. It has been frustrating, but it helps me cut activities that don’t add value to my life. I have less time for bullshit.
The goal is that whatever I decide to do, I do it with a purpose, and that I do it well. The time I spend with my son, that it is just him and me, no TV no Phone, no distractions. Only books, and toys that can stimulate his growth.
I understand there are parents whose only ambition was to raise a family. That is okay. But I’m referring to parents who had BIG dreams and ambitions before marriage/children and then they abandoned the dreams because “they didn’t have time”.
My son is my life, as well as my ambitions. I am a parent with ambition.