It seems everyday I get a text or several from my dad. If there is one person in the family that really keeps track of me–it’s him. I will admit that I am quite the Daddy’s Girl. Everyone in the family knows I am his favorite and we share a special bond. I can’t help but smile when I get that text from him that asks how his “million dollar news anchor” is doing. Yep–I love him.
He manages my 401K, has offered to be my agent, has told me to use him as my personal “secretary” or anything else I may need. He’s pretty special.
Lately he has been urging me to reach my goals more than ever before. I would never be as driven as I am today if not for my dad. He is constantly pushing me to do more, be better, learn more, go back to school. He is never content with complacency and so in turn–neither am I. If I don’t respond to a request from him he will remind me constantly until I do. He won’t take no for an answer especially from me.
I see some of his traits in Mr. New. He is extremely supportive of me and helps me achieve my goals. He also keeps me in check when my mind starts to wander too much or I get frustrated that I am not reaching my goals fast enough. The true beauty of a relationship is when you can bring out the best in each other. I hope that I am showing Mr. New that he can reach his goals and am pushing him professionally to be the best he can. I know that if I didn’t have my dad pushing me–it’s easy to get comfortable in life.
I see a lot of people who are stuck in situations where they are not happy. I hear a lot of people complain! It seems the people who complain the most about where they are personally or professionally are the ones who do the least to change it!
I will admit that it’s one of my pet peeves. I try to be supportive and understand but I get so frustrated with people who are miserable and do nothing to fix it! We all have choices. If you hate your job–then take steps to find another one. If you are unsatisfied with a relationship then fix it or leave. It sounds like I am simplifying it but in reality it really can be simple.
Life is a series of choices that we make.
On another note I am also finding that Mr. New is FAR better at certain household things than I am. I feel lucky to have a guy who does my dishes without being asked, takes out my garbage and picks up around the house. The other day I noticed a funky smell coming from the garbage disposal and Voila Mr. New grabbed a deodorizing packet he had bought from under the sink. I hardly know when he buys something for my place–I just happen to find it. I can cook things but I will admit that when it comes to having all the right kitchen accessories and household tools–well he is just better. I guess it was all those years of living alone and working long hours as a television anchor. It was much easier to heat up a frozen meal or grab a bag of chips than cook and store food in tupperware or freeze leftovers.
He even remembers to water my Orchid plant and wash my bedding. It’s refreshing. Oh and of course he leaves me notes every morning that start my day off right..especially when I am feeling overwhelmed and anxious about my photography business!
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This post was written by nchughtai on September 12, 2012