Children don’t put any limit to their natural abilities and skills, and that is what really inspires me the most
Being a father, a parent actually, can be at times very hard. You can never switch off, and there are always so many things to do! But being a father is also an extraordinary, unique journey. From hearing soft heart beats in the womb to see your babies coming to life; from the first smile to their first steps, there’s nothing that gives me so strongly that sense of being in the right moment in the right place. Nothing else can give me that feeling of innocent happiness.
Besides what I feel, it is also really inspiring witnessing my children growing up. It is incredible how quick they learn new things, and how fearlessly they try new stuff. Children don’t put any limit to their natural abilities and skills, and that is what really inspires me the most.
Also, I now really strive to be the best version of myself I can possibly be, because I want to be a great example for them. That too pushed me to quit my job as web developer, and to start writing Click!. Because I wanted to come back home and being happy and easy going, so I could play with my children. And being able to read a book I created myself to them is really priceless.
My children inspire me emotionally a lot, and they also inspire me very practically. Every time they do something cheeky, I take a picture and I draw an illustration, for example. Or when they are unsettle I perform some song I make up at the moment, and then I write it down and record it. Other times just drawing with them, or reading them a book, or play with them opens up my mind and creativity spreads.
I have 3 children and sometimes I struggle, but I can’t imagine my life without them any longer. Where would I find inspiration then!?!? 🙂