As humans we are constantly working on reaching new milestones. I have to say that all of us have some sort of competitive nature embedded in our DNA. For many individuals like me a key milestone is becoming a parent. A year as of today I became the proud parent of a healthy baby girl.
The Fastest 12 Months of my life
It has been one year that has gone by faster than I could Imagine and going back just 12 months I can see the progress of how quickly my daughter has grown and most importantly how much.
Simple things like the length of her hair, the changes in length and thickness of her extremities, her face, and many other factors that unless you look back in pictures you might not even notice.
One Year as part of our Parenting Team
Today I mark another milestone as a parent along my other half Lucy. We are celebrating 1 year of becoming parents. I never pictured myself as a parent but I have to say that I am very grateful of this awesome blessing.
Getting Things Done
Something I have found extremely interesting is how efficient I have become at getting things done. Being a parent puts you in the situation that procrastinating can set you back in many ways. It makes you enjoy and get things done at your first chance. If I look at the many projects I have done this past year I see an increase in productivity given the many tools I have opted to use and the advice I have received from many of my mentors on the personal and business side. This project Papaheroes.com was an inspiration of being a new dad along with launching Veglatino.com that is another outlet where I might cover my views on nutrition as a vegetarian.
Don’t Wait Till Tomorrow
One thing that I have learned seeing how my daughter quickly grows up as the Days go by is to make sure I spend as much time as I can with her every day. Time just moves by so fast if we miss out on something we can rewind and go back.
More of an at home Dad during 2011
Given how poorly my business did this year kept me at the house most of the time, which I really appreciate because I was able to capture many of my daughter’s, own milestones during the first year?
When most parents are waiting to get home to spend time with their kids I have to say I got Paternity Leave in some sense. It made it worthwhile to work as much as I could in 2010 to the point I have been able to enjoy and use some of the savings I had from 2010 to spend quality time with my new family.
What Milestones have you hit as a Parent? Which Ones are you waiting to hit?
Any advice on what I should be expecting in the next 12 months (or 17 years) that I did not experience in the first year as a parent?