8 Lessons I Learned From My Father

Today, would have been my father's 60th birthday. So today, I spent a lot of time crying - wishing I could tell him how much I love him and thank him for how much he has taught me.

So I thought that the next best thing would be to share some of those lessons which have shaped who I am today, as a way to recognize him for being such a great father to me for 30 years of my life. Here are a few of the phrases he always used to say:

Live Like You Mean It

My Dad once said to me, “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” He was laughing when he said it – he said he’d heard it once and thought it was funny.

His favorite expression was ‘try somethin’ different.’ For my spring break senior year of college, I told him I wanted to visit him in Florida and just relax around the house. When I got there, he had a camper parked in the driveway.