If not now, when? – #WhoWeAre

November 20th, 2022


Being a single dad, working two jobs (in retail), and in the middle of a custody battle, I wasn’t sure that this was the right time to start school. At 31, with an already full plate, I was distraught, confused, and overcome with emotions.
Then, I came up with the cliché motto: if not now, when? I didn’t know what to think or what to do but I had thought to myself: now or never. I am tired of retail, I am tired of inconsistent schedules – I am just tired. I jumped in and took the chance to go to school.
Now, more than halfway through the course, I am still tired, working two jobs, and still working hard to make something of myself. I still have to fight for custody and be patient in my life. I work long hours, I drive more than an hour both ways, and I still fight and challenge myself every day to do this and be somebody; I challenge myself to improve my life for myself and my son.
The reality of what I do daily is impossible to some, and I do it every day with one thought in mind: I want my son to be proud of me, and see me as his hero. I also want him to have what I couldn’t and always believe that ‘if dad could do it, I can do it.