I can't help but feel lucky. Lucky to have an amazing woman by my side, as we raise our two kids trying to give them everything they need.
When I have moments of feeling like I'm failing, particularly in the field of earning money for my writing, Meghan is there. Not only does she support my writing career, she accepts me and encourages me, even at times when I feel like I'm letting our family down.
It's not easy for me at times to get out of my own head, and having a day dedicated to me seems odd. I almost feel unworthy of having such a day, because so often I feel the burdens of my own expectations. I have self-published fictional works. I've written an assortment of online content. I'm constantly seeking the next creative writing path, whether it be a short story, poem, or comic book script.
Despite success, or the trying feelings of fear and failure, this amazing woman sees me. She hears me. She believes in me. Through it all, her support grounds me. She keeps me balanced, even at times when it feels like I won't "make it" as a writer when it's all I want.
Father's Day for me is recognizing the most amazing partner I could have ever imagined by my side. I'm a better person with her in my life, and most definitely a better father too. Despite the funks, she's there for me. Even on a day like today, a simple gesture, like being given peanut butter M&Ms, makes me appreciate what I have.
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