I love a new beginning. A chance to wipe the slate clean and create something...better. When I started to daydream about what I wanted to focus on in 2011 it came to me pretty quickly. It stayed on my mind as I went about my daily life. It became clear how necessary it was when the holiday chaos had me living by the seat of my pants. It also helped when Dr. Hubby's crazy aunt went completely NUTS and bashed me all over facebook for no reason. And when I say "bashed" I mean she attacked me on all kinds of levels...wife, mother, daughterinlaw, homemaker, family member, and even my weight. It was ugly. I never responded and she has come out of it looking like a complete looney toon....which apparently she is.
Anyhoo. The word I have chose for 2011 is....
I know what you are thinking. How much more obsessed with the Real Housewives can she get? No, this does not mean that I am going to be auditioning for Real Housewives of my undisclosed state...although that would be REALLY cool. I need to focus on being a housewife...a homemaker.
You see, I remember being in school and everyone asking what you want to be when you grow up. I remember being in high school and feeling that if you weren't going to college to be something extremely fabulous you were headed down the wrong road.
"You aren't going to college?"
"Then what are you going to do with your life?"
"You are going to do something really important and huge in your life. You need college."
So I went to college. I have an associate degree in Office Technology with a specialty in medical.
Being a SAHM with a hubby that is a doctor REALLY distorts my perception of what I am doing with my life.
"Hi honey, how was your day?"
"Well, this guy had some symptoms and I discovered this rare condition and sent him to the hospital for a simple surgery that saved his life. How was your day?"
"Well, I did 2 loads of laundry that are still in need of being folded and reorganized the pantry so we can actually see the food we have."
Can you see how I might feel a little lacking?!
How about when you are filling out paperwork and they ask for your profession?! You say housewife...and they leave it BLANK.
All these things bug me. I feel very unimportant. Well, this year I have decided that I am going to find and embrace the importance of being a housewife. All things HOUSEWIFE! There are so many areas I plan to improve. I haven't been taking this job seriously...and it's time to make some changes.
I hope you all enjoy reading about my journey.
Bring on 2011!
What are your plans for the new year?
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