About Me

Born in Columbus, OH. One of six children. I’m a new Dad, and created this site for my son, Atlas.
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4/19/21

Dear Atlas,

It’s me, your Dad.

I have a feeling you’ll be here this week! Your Mom is ready to hold you in her arms after such a long time carrying you. And I am ready to greet you as your Dad.

A lot of things are changing here, Atlas. I find myself stepping into parent mode even during my day-to-day chores here at the house: getting rid of things I see as choking hazards or objects that might harm you.

I also built a team, Atlas. I built a team of people to work for me so I could spend more time with you and your Mom. Is it scary to spend thousands of dollars to pay employees? Yes, Atlas. It is.

Ever since I was little, I’ve found ways to make money. It’s part of who I am, and I’ve always viewed earning as a bit of a game: how can I find fun, creative, and interesting ways of making money that maximize my earnings with as little time spent as possible? It’s led to an incredible career, Atlas.

I’ve lived in so many places, explored new cultures, learned valuable skills, and met interesting people from all over the planet (and beyond).

Those adventures are now changing to include you, Atlas. They’re changing to prioritize family in a new way, superseding yet including my own work as a priority. Now it’s for us and not just me.

My Dad spent a lot of time working. While he sometimes had people who worked for him, mostly he was the man behind the screen, getting things done at one in the morning for clients. I often wished he spent more time with us. Now, I realize I can translate that want into being there for you and your Mom.

You’ll learn a lot about me as you get older, Atlas. You’ll probably see things in me that I haven’t seen (or understood) about myself. I hope one thing you do learn about me is that I value, love, and prioritize family above all else.

I want us to be together. I want a strong family unit because I have seen the strength, support, love, and joy that a loving family unit can provide—because that’s how I was raised. It’s also the life I now enjoy with my own family.

That dynamic, more than anything, is something I hope the three (hopefully four) of us can build as we grow together as a family.

I love you, Son.

Dad

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