In the past, my mother reaffirmed my disbelief with my father's words. She often said she wished that he didn't have to sacrifice his dream of being a scientist, and that he had to give up science to take care of his family. However, never once did I hear my father say this. He talked proudly about his career as a physics teacher and of his time in school, but when those words escaped his mouth they were always past tense. They weren't passionate declarations of what he wanted, even though at the time, I thought they were. It wasn't until later in my life that I really grasped the concept of moving on.
|Coffeyville under water 2007 (Courtesy of USA Today)|
|My dad, my niece and my nephew show off their catches (Courtesy of Facebook)|
|My dad brings home dinner (Courtesy of Facebook)|
|My nephew wants some sushi (Courtsy of Facebook)|
In conclusion, whatever it is you want in life, it's okay to be honest about it. Most people will try to help you find a way to get your dream, and those who doubt you will one day be in awe of you the way that I am in awe of my father.