Good College Advice from Dad: Cafe Conversations


college conversationsI’ve been sharing a lot of recipes since I opened this virtual cafe and it feels like a good time to step away from the kitchen, pull up a chair, grab a cup o’ joe and chat.

Today is Father’s Day so let’s talk about Dad’s and the advice they’ve given us before, during or after college.

The one piece of college advice I remember the most from my dad?

It was when he picked me up one Sunday morning from the student house I was living in with my buddies.

I had been partying hard the night before and when I walked out of the house I could tell from the look on his face that I wasn’t looking my finest. He didn’t say much.

He asked how things were and before we got in the car, he asked if I remembered a friend of his he used to work with. I did, and he went on to tell me his friend wasn’t doing so well health wise. He explained what was wrong but didn’t have to explain why.

I already knew the problems stemmed from alcohol and drugs.

After we talked about his friend my dad said he understood I was at a stage in my life where I was experimenting but too keep in mind that the partying route can lead to a not so pleasant path.

Here’s how I took my dad’s advice.

I didn’t take it the wrong way or get pissed off. I just thought about it and recognized he cared.

He wasn’t telling me not to have fun. He was saying keep the partying at college in check. And I did because I didn’t want to end up in the same boat his friend was floating in later on in life.

Take care of yourself and I hope you’re as lucky as I am to have the opportunity to enjoy Father’s Day with your dad today!

What college advice has your dad given you? I look forward to continuing our conversation in the comments… 

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