2017 has been a wild year.
I started it in a different career, juggling school and a new baby – and I’m ending it settling into a field I love with an award-winning company.
When my son was born, I went through a lot of the reflections first-time Dads have:
- “Will I ever sleep again?”,
- “How do I change a diaper?”,
and, most importantly –
- “How can I be the best Dad I can be?”
The answer to those questions were, respectively:
- Not for a while.
- Very carefully.
- and, “I don’t know”.
So I dug deeper on that last one. At the time I was working in a field I didn’t enjoy, to the point it was impacting my mood outside of work.
I don’t want to throw an entire industry under the bus, but let’s say it started with an “I” and ended with “nsurance”.
As a parent, you owe your child everything you can give them.I knew I could provide for my family, but I didn’t want to be the Dad who comes home in a sour mood after working. I wanted to love what I do each and every day so that when I came home I could give that happiness to my son.
A lot of people make a good living doing what I did, and they enjoy it – but it just wasn’t for me. I wanted a job that challenged me every day, that let me apply problem-solving and creativity to my work. A job that challenged me.
At Imarc, that’s the job I have. I love what I do, and I love the company I do it for. Every day I’m challenged, every day I learn something new, and the team at Imarc encourage me along the way. I get to work as part of a team to build beautiful and innovative products for our clients.
Most importantly, I wake up and drive in to work with a smile on my face – and that same smile remains when I’m on my way home to my family.
What a way to end the year.