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I train so hard everyday to have the right to be in this particular place. No, it’s not about being beach-ready(that’s the easy part), but being able catch up on the energy of my beautiful kids and build relationships with them in my 40’s. I’m not the best dad,that’s my wife(best mom and dad). I’m not even a good dad, that’s my dad. All that I am is a father that tries. I hoped to have more hobbies than just bodybuilding, maybe travel places, care for a pet or just anything. I choose not to because maybe my one-track mind cannot multitask. Or maybe, I would like to spend more time getting to know my kids, and I do (they are quite the characters similar to us). It is also the reason we don’t have nannies (or maybe we just can’t afford it). The world will screech to a halt but we won’t miss our children’s achievements even mishaps for anything, or even accept second row seats to their ‘everything’ next to a stranger. Some people will say, ‘you don’t understand, we keep on grinding because life is hard and we have no choice!’ Really? Was it ever going to be easy though? I still remember turning my back from a lucrative career overseas to not miss out on my children’s growth. I admit, once in a while, I miss the monetary compensation and having more options in life it provides, and every time it happens I just ask myself, how much money do I really need? My wife and I promised to each other before deciding to become parents that ‘they will always come first’, as long as we are comfortable, we’re good! The rest are just bonuses, it may or may not exist but our lives would still go on. I say get rid of the things and relations you don’t need, or stay away from toxic individuals that’ll just influence you to be somebody that you are not, creating envy and frustration, keeping you off the things that really matter, the time for the people you really care for. Perspective, it’s all about it, change yours. As parents, we are not slaves to our careers, not even our hobbies. My wife and I are lucky we were raised by parents with the same simple mindset as to life itself especially when it comes to child rearing, the same people who are there in-between our temporary absences tirelessly helping us build the characters of our kids.