SCOTT MITCHELL, 37
I’d like to see a challenging, but joyful and rewarding future for Maya. Experiencing what the world has to offer surrounded by a great group of friends and family.
A more harmonious world would be ideal. There’s too much negativity and hatred around the differences we have as nations, race and beliefs. We are all human in the end.
Parenthood has changed me in many ways. It has made me even more driven to provide as you certainly become less focused on your own needs. And ‘spare time’. What is that ? I had a supportive, but definitely not an overly privileged childhood. My parents were fair and loving, but life wasn’t handed to me on a platter. So I guess it’s only natural to mimic what you’ve experienced yourself.
I love everything about being a father. It’s such a rewarding privilege to be able to father a child, the love meter definitely finds a new level. You get to teach and somewhat live life a second time through their new adventures.
Patience and having to require a lot of it! Ha ha.
Recently, Megan and I went to Bali with Maya and friends, which was a handful, but we are so glad we did it. As Maya gets older, we will go further, but for now, we’ll keep the travelling short, but sweet. Somewhat yes, but it’s up to Megan and I to educate Maya on what the platform offers and not to get caught up in snippets of people’s lives. And there’s always the safety aspects as well. Once again, education.
If we are fortunate enough, we’d love to have another child.
Mostly, fatherhood hasn’t changed a great deal, but with careers these days, it allows different possibilities from the typical roles of the past.