Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.
His advice to me is basically to just love what you do and don't let the fear of failure stop you.
Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me. They don't mean anything.
Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
I have a box of things from Becca, my high school girlfriend, and Vanessa; and each one of them was love. I have the notes, the valentines, 20 mixed tapes, all of it. It's important to keep that stuff.