This was probably the hardest thing of all… not knowing what else I was messing up in my family.
When I heard my first daughter call my name, she actually called me “Daddy-work”. That was my name for her after she had heard my name associated with work so much.
I think the hardest and most gut-wrenching part was not even when she called me “Daddy-work”. It’s the fact that I didn’t even see what was happening. At that moment, when my wife and I had our first daughter, I thought I was doing the right thing by working as hard as I could in order to create opportunities for my family.
Ironically, it wouldn’t be until years later that I would realize what was happening and the negative impact that I was having not only on my daughter’s life, but on my wife, and on our second daughter.
It really became the turning point when I realized that if I didn’t make a change in how I was making a living, I would regret my life forever.
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