For The Man I Idolize

Family is everything. Unfortunately, I didn’t learn that lesson until it was too late.

In 2017, I lost one of my idols. I’m not talking about an artist I will miss, such as Tom Petty, or a fashion icon that I adored, such as Karl Lagerfeld. The idol I lost was my father, a worldly man of great presence who was loved by all who knew him (despite the fact that he could be a MONUMENTAL ass sometimes).

I’m not telling you this to make you sad, or to make you pity me. Honestly, I’m doing it for the exact opposite reason. I’m telling you this to make you happy and to show you that everything in this world can make you stronger.

I started this blog to talk to you about the people and things I love, and even idolize, in this world. I wanted to talk to you about what/who they are and why I idolizes them, with the intention of hopefully exposing you to something (big or small) that could change your life for the better.

Our idols mold us. They give us something to strive towards: a “better-ness” of sorts that we can look forward to and hope to achieve. The bloggers we follow, the family we love, the artists we listen to, they all inspire us to do more, to be more, to achieve more.

Who and what we idolize says a lot about us. Great idols can lead us to great things but the lack of a good idol can lead you down a path you never hoped to walk. So, if you learn anything from this blog, it should be this: choose your idols carefully.

The day I chose my father as my idol, and embraced his ideas of love, education, adventure, respect, and freedom, was one of the best days of my life. In my darkest days, I look to him for guidance and, even though he is no longer with us, his words and teachings still hold and aid in guiding me through the ups and downs of life.

Good luck idols ❤ and may you find an idol in your life, like I did, who you can to look up to and seek a better-ness through!

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