What inspires someone to start creating?
For Drew Wilson, he enjoys making things and seeing what he’s made come to life. He says that if it's just a design, then it’s not doing anything. For example, he wanted pictures that were being created to actually do the things they said they were going to do.
What is it like to have kids and work?
Wilson states that as a parent, specifically a dad, your physical body either exists at work or with your family. Up until a year and a half ago, he worked at home. Now, he works in an office a mile from his home. At first, he felt like he was failing as a father. It took time for him to adjust not being around his kids like he used to be. Now, he considers it fun.
How much work do you really get done when working at home?
Wilson states that he’s never worked for someone else, other than someone at a print shop. Ever since his kids have been around, he feels like he had the freedom to make his own hours and take any amount of time off when he wants. He states how easy it was to work at home.
What is a difficult transition for parenthood?
Wilson claims that going from zero kids to one kid is one of the hardest transitions to adjust to. It was a few months after his child was born when he realized that helping out his family is more important than the work.
What can improve your marriage when you have kids?
One way to definitely improve your marriage, if you are a dad, is by helping your wife with the childcare duties. Just because you are a working parent, it doesn't mean you are actually doing more work. Taking care of kids is a lot of work and it is hard.
When would a parent feel guilty?
Wilson feels guilty if he wants to take personal time to go surfing. This means that he would be spending time apart from his family while he’s doing his own activity. He is pulled toward wanting to spend time more time with them instead of spending his own personal time being away from them.
Is it better to have children when you're younger or older?
Wilson and his wife decided that they wanted to be married at least four years before having kids. He’s glad to have kids when he was 26 because at that age, he personally had more energy to keep up with them. Plus, when his kids are out of the house, he won’t be super old.
What inspires someone to take on a year long RV trip?
At first, Wilson’s wife missed living in Washington state. Once returning, she realized she didn’t enjoy living there as much as she thought. As Wilson and his wife wondered how long they would stay in a one place, they decided to get an RV to travel and circle around the U.S. with all three of their kids.
How does an RV schedule fit in with kids’ schedule?
Wilson states that kids are real easy when it comes to inventing new structures. For his kids living in the RV, that’s all they knew since they're so young. So, it isn't as difficult as you might think for them to adjust to living in an RV.
What is some advice for new dads and families?
Wilson states how everyone has their own idea of how involved of as a parent they want to be. He suggests that you should take the time to find out early on who your kids are and what they’re into. You will be able to connect with them on that level, and find other things that will interest your kids on a different aspect in life.
How do you get what you want out of life?
Wilson takes life in stages. Because he knows what he wants out of life, the next thing for him to do is figure out how to get there. He knows he has to go through different stages in life to reach his goals.
What does every dad need to do?
Wilson says they must love and focus on their kids. Everyone needs to make a more of an effort of being a better father for their kids.