It’s crazy to think it’s been a year since my daughter was born. It seems like it was just a couple weeks ago that we were at the hospital waiting to bring her home. There’s so much in our lives that has changed this year I can’t wait to see what the next has in store.
I’ve been reflecting on this last year for a couple weeks now. Wondering if I’ve been a good dad, if I’m giving her everything she needs, if Steph and I are making the right choices with the way we are raising her. The list goes on and on…
I can definitely say that I’ve learned more about myself in the last year than all 29 years before. I’ve always been OK admitting that I’m a pretty selfish person, but it didn’t take long before realizing how much that had to change. Whether it was how much I missed my sleep, wanted to work on Matchbox stuff or side projects, wanted to go to Cardinal’s games or just do something without having to be accountable to someone else; my life was never going to be the same.
I know I’m not perfect and I know that I will continue to struggle with the balance of work and home, but I can honestly say that I’m totally fine giving it all up just to see her smile.
Happy Birthday Vivienne!