Lately when I’ve been talking to people, I’ve noticed a lot of “My dad told me…” or “He instilled in me…”. After almost losing him this year, I’ve taken what he’s taught me more to heart than ever. Since I love lists, here’s a list of things I’ve learned from my dad.
*Dress for the job you want, not the job you have
*Be grateful for the small gestures. It still means that person cares enough to try.
*Pick your battles.
*Basic self defense.
*The ins and outs of the working world, especially our industry.
*Recognizing when I’m getting frustrated and when to walk away.
*If someone breaks my heart, no matter how much he likes said person, he wouldn’t give a second thought to killing them, burying them face down in a shallow grave, and making sure that person is never heard from again. 😉
*Don’t take the world too seriously.
*Getting older is required, growing up is optional.
*You can never say “I love you” too much.
*The strength to take a deep breath, get up, and keep going.
*If you insist on throwing things during a tantrum, make sure it’s soft and you’re not aiming at anything living.
*Graveyard humor (as it were).
*There’s no shame in sobbing into someone’s shirt (read: his)
*Know your flaws and be patient with yourself. Don’t let someone else bring out the worst in you.
Now is the time to start planning something ridiculously over the top for his 60th birthday. I’m thinking Vegas. 😉