My dad has inspired me beyond words. Since I was little, he built up my sometimes very difficult personality and brought out my determination, focus and courage tremendously. I have so many memories of him randomly giving me incredible speeches on so many topics that inspired me for years to come. I learned about work ethic, dedication, perseverance, dreaming big when no one believes in you, believing in yourself, educating yourself, staying above pettiness, surrounding yourself with great people, keeping things fun especially in tense times, the importance of apologizing (he's way better at this than me), being a great leader and so so so much more from him. If I hadn't had his encouragement and also example as another "difficult" and "headstrong" (haha) person in this world to look up to, I could have easily been broken and not known how to find the courage to stand back up.
The two things that stand out the most to me are his incredible ability to humble himself apologize when he knows it's needed, and his amazing leadership skills. He has come in when I didn't even know I needed it and shown me how to improve as a leader in ways that have GREATLY impacted my career and my life. Thank you, dad. Your mark on this world is huge and we all see it and will carry it on. Love you. 💗