Thank you, Dad.
When I look back on things, I don’t recall many people I can say have impacted me in my life.
I never looked up to many people and when asked about my inspirations I often have no answer. With Loewe launching their new fragrance, Loewe 7 Anónimo, they asked me to think about the people who have influenced me in my life for their campaign '#thanksback'.
My dad has always been supportive of everything I do, never questioning my choices, but always being there if I’ve needed advice. It’s strange. When I ring home, I’ll often speak to my mum about the usual things and very rarely with my dad. This week I did ring my dad and we spoke for ages. It was mostly football conversations and general stuff and I think it’s because I’ve got to that age now where he need not worry about me.
I look back at my early years and have my dad to thank for my grounding, level-headiness and never taking anything for granted. We’re a working class family and I’m proud to come from a small town that
nobody has ever heard of. It’s this mentality that always pushes me to keep writing, keep striving toachieve more and never be content with where I am in life.
It’s a strange feeling. I’m of course happy with everything I’ve done so far in my life, but I want to do better. I’m never happy with what I have now and want to aim higher. Both of my parents have always been there to push me from an early age, acting as a guide to my actions and that’s probably why I find myself feeling like this.
I think without realising, he’s impacted in what I do now. Not so much so in the work I do, but my values and motivation. So I guess I have a thank you to say to my old man and the Loewe 7 Anónimo fragrance will suit him well with it being a woody and masculine fragrance along with underlining incense tones. Thank you Loewe for making me reflect on this. You can say thanks to whose influenced you here!