My dad, Mike, in 1991 - what a stud!
To celebrate Father's Day, I wanted to share with you three (of the many) things my dad, Mike, has taught me that have helped me to grow & be the woman I am today.
ONE: The meaning of hard work
My dad has always been an extremely hard worker. He gets up at the crack of dawn to work on the vineyard in NZ (even in winter), and makes sure he gets everything done on time. He never makes excuses and takes full responsibility in making sure everything is done to a high standard. Hard work, dedication and self motivation are huge skills I have learnt from my dad.
TWO: Be Honest
Dad's definitely not one to beat around the bush and will tell me if he doesn't like something (which I appreciate)! I think it's important to be honest and nowadays not many people feel confident enough to be 100% honest in some situations. I can always rely on dad to have an honest, truthful and realistic conversation about different topics and situations thrown at me in life. It's a skill that I value a lot.
He is also a huge softy underneath it all and is always there to support me whenever I need him. He never gloats about helping people but whenever someone needs him, he will be there.
THREE: Have A Sense Of Humour
And finally (for now!) my dad has taught me the importance of a sense of humour. He doesn't take life too seriously and is always up for a laugh. He can walk into a group of people and I guarantee you by the end of his conversation they will be laughing their heads off. Sadly I didn't get his sense of humour in full, but I definitely appreciate the importance of being a bit light hearted in situations and to have a laugh! Life is too short!
Overall my dad's the best!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dad's out there & enjoy your special day this Sunday! x