30 days ~ {day 7}

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.

My dad has always been my hero. Yes, I’m aware he’s human and makes mistakes – but he’s the kind of man who is strong and brave enough to admit it. He would give us the moon and the stars from the sky – and practically has! His work ethic is infallible; and I’ve learned a lot from him over the course of my life. We always had everything we could possibly need and more growing up. I am so thankful for all the wonderful childhood memories I am lucky enough to have. We grew up in a beautiful house in the country, with tons of space to run around and be free. My dad worked extremely had to ensure that we would all have happiness and success in our adult lives, and he’s the kind of man that will help us get there if we need it.

Nolan is named after my dad, and has always shared a special bond with him. He loves his Grampa Dan, and when Nolan gets to see him {or hear his voice on the phone} he gets so excited he doesn’t know what to do with himself. I absolutely love watching them interact together.

Unfortunately the distance has prevented us from seeing my dad a lot, which really sucks because all of us – Matt, myself and Nolan – really enjoy his company. But alas, sometimes you have to do things that are difficult to get where you want and need to be in life. This move was neccessary for our future, and my dad is 100% supportive – even if he does miss us a lot. I am super excited because my dad called me last night and told me that {if I could get my Saturday and Sunday shifts covered} he could pick me up and take me back down to his place for the weekend. He told me it was his Birthday wish, and I couldn’t turn him down! So I asked my friend from work if she could take some shifts, and she is able to cover 2 of them, then I called my boss and asked if she could help me get the other two covered. She wasn’t impressed with me, and I felt really bad because it was last minute and I hate being that employee, but the opportunity to see my dad, my sisters and my grandparents is just too sweet to miss!

I know I won’t be going down for Christmas and I’ll probably miss out on little Xman’s first birthday, and this is all super hard on me. I’ve missed out on a lot of Xman’s milestones because of the distance, and I’m heartbroken over the idea of missing out on his birthday. I’m hoping the snow will hold off until after it, and that I’ll somehow be able to get my car fixed before then. And Christmas…lets not even talk about Christmas, that’s another post for another day.

And I can’t forget about my little man; Nolan. I think that it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway; this little guy impacts me on the daily. I am constantly working to make myself a better person for him, so that I can teach him how to be the best person he can be. He is such an inspiration for everything I do. He is the muse behind my writing, the smile behind my laughter. I am blessed to be his mommy. He reminds me of a perfect mixture of my dad, Matt, and myself {personality wise}.

There is also Matt; of course. He also impacts me on the daily, and I him. We both keep each other inspired and working towards our greater goals. Sometimes, it gets hard to keep on trucking through the not so awesome parts of life {like money woes, etc}, but we always have each other’s backs.

Note: there are several other people who inspire and impact me; my papa, my granny, my sisters ❤ I love all of my family! I’m one lucky girl!

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your blog name
Day 03- A recent picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero/fictional character and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about WordPress and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?



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7 responses to “30 days ~ {day 7}

  1. Blaine

    😀 this post made me smile big time. Sounds like you were describing my Dad. Glad yours is so awesome, too!

  2. I almost shed a tear. But instead? I smiled.
    I can’t wait to write this one for myself.

    Christmas is going to be shitty as well for me. (in terms of seeing family, and I agree in another post. lol)
    I love the pictures<3

  3. Awwwww
    You ARE lucky and blessed! 🙂

  4. Karen in Oz

    Beautiful post 🙂 I love my Dad more than words could say and he lives 4 1/2hrs from. I loathe the distance between us but I am excited that he is coming to visit next week 🙂
    Loved the Pictures 🙂

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