I thank the heavens for blessing me with you—
for the lessons you taught me as a little girl;
the Father-Daughter dances we went to on Friday nights.
You in a suit and me in a dress that was glittery and blue;
"I've got sunshine," as the record spins and twirls;
you hold me in your arms and it must have been a sight.
Every day we'd ride around in your car;
as the wind blows our hair the bass whirls
while Eminem raps or Kittie shred guitars with fright;
we'd complain about the heat and rejoice fall wasn't far:
smiles so bright.
#tbt Dad and Me at the Father/Daughter dance in 1998.
You're probably wondering what I'm thankful for today. I've written about nan and dad ad nauseam for thankful Thursday; so it's not entirely that. Yesterday before my parents left for Ireland, I was reading the April 2014 issue of Psychology Today. There was an article called "The Beat [Up] Generation" that was about how Baby Boomers and some Gen-Xers perceive Millennials in the work force. Basically Baby Boomers perceive Millenials as entitled, needy, disrespectful and short attention spans. Disrespect and having a short attention span are the biggies in this article. We are perceived as ADHD driven because most Millenials don't stay with a job if they see they are not getting anything out of it where a Baby Boomer would grow with a company and a Gen-Xer would wait for promotions. Disrespectful is coming from not emotional, data driven and not following hierarchies. As I read this article, it hit me that I grew up in a cross-generational home with nan (depression era), mom and dad (Baby Boomers) and when Daniel stayed with nan (Gen-X). I'm thankful for that experience because I think it made me who I am. I know to some people my move to Michigan seems rash, but in a career I want to grow with a company and I want to stay a long time. Heck, my resume shows that (almost 8 years at the library, 3 at WCU) and if I can with that growth I want to be promoted. It doesn't really bother me if I will have to work two jobs. I believe by growing up with so many different ages of people (alright, maybe not so much with people my age being an only child) opened my eyes to a lot of things.
Anyway, I'm also thankful for one of the members I connected with on City-Data. This person has been a big help and has had a wealth of information. I have my fingers crossed and have been saying prayers; my dreams are finally coming true! I'm excited for this, but a little nervous.
Happy May Day!