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…