I grew up in a wealthy home with a father who focused most of his time on work and becoming wealthier. He worked on becoming wealthier so that he could retire and have good life. His plan was for me to do the exact same thing with my life. So I went off to school with this same mentality. I stressed out about tests, I didn’t get much sleep, and I working hard in order to have a good life in the future. Then something changed while I was at college, my parent’s got divorced. At this time I had my first heart to heart conversation with my dad.
He talked to me about all the money he lost in the divorce and how he will have to work another 15 years instead of retiring in 5 years like he expected.It seemed like he should be in a midlife crisis but he told me something very surprising. He told me that he had never been happier. He explained how he gets to wake up and do what he loves. He explained that he is free from the idea that he has to work to live. After this heart to heart with my dad, I decided that I wasn’t going to make the same mistake as my dad. I was going to do what I loved and enjoy everyday of my life. My life is so much happier now that I have come to this great realization and all of this happened because my parents got a divorce.