Name: Quentin Jackson | City: Atlanta GA | IG: @quejack.city
What does being a father mean to you?
To me, being a father means having someone to love unconditionally for the rest of your life. It means having a never ending responsibility to teach, learn, and mold. Being a father give you a family. I believe that being a father should bring out the best in any man.
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
Although growing up my parents were separated I enjoyed the luxury of having my father in my life. I’ve learned many things from him that to this day are still being used in my everyday life with my own kid. His impact was and still is very vital to my well being. I hope to impact my own child’s life the same way he impacted my, only better!
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
I learned to take the good with the bad. Raising a kid is not easy, and one shouldn’t expect it to be. Kids, even though they come from you, have their own personality and you have to be able to understand and accept that. You will have days where things get tough, I know I have my father hell as a kid at times. But he never stopped being my father and I hope to bring that same energy into my fatherhood journey.
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
My wife brought our daughter into this world in 2020, during the covid pandemic. I think that is the hardest obstacle I’ve had to endure so far. She’s so young and experiencing a completely different life than we expected. Not so much a obstacle more so an adjustment, because things will get back to normal eventually
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
I would advise others to be the best they can be. Be involved in your child(s) life. Kids need their father!
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Dear father, thank you for everything you’ve taught me, everything you’ve showed me about life. Thank you for helping me understand the world and how things can operate in this crazy place. So far I’ve been a great father to my daughter and I plan to become a great father to future children! But I couldn’t do it without your guidance. I love you pops!
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