I often get asked, because of my age (22) and the fact that I married at what people may say is “early”, if I work and/or go to school. You should see the looks on these peoples faces when I simply say, “no, I’m a homemaker (aka stay at home wife, I’m not a huge fan of that term, but we will use it for clarity.)” You would think I just disrespected their ancestors, it’s that serious. I mean they’re all like, “why?” “do you have children?” “you have so much potential.” “you should definitely think about it.” and I’m just like think about what?
Why didn’t you ask me if I’m happy and content being a “stay at home wife”? Why do people automatically assume it’s a bad thing to stay at home? Let me be the first to tell you, it’s freakin’ awesome!! I’m a “stay at home wife” that does not mean I’m lazy, stupid, or uneducated.
Would it be more suitable for YOU if I said that I’m a chef, I’m a housekeeper, personal assistant, motivational coach, blogger, online buyer, etc. because I’m all of those things and whenever I become a mom please believe my résumé will most certainly grow, but then it will be acceptable, right?
Don’t worry this isn’t a post only about being a “stay at home wife”, but simply about being happy with whatever it is that you do regardless of what others may say and think. If you’re at peace and happy with what you do, then it’s not mine or anybody else’s job to speak negatively about it. I have learned and did so much more than what I was able to achieve when I was out working a 9-5 helping someone else accomplish their goals, now I can accomplish my own.. at home!! Don’t get me wrong you have women who do both, work in and outside of the home, I mean look at Mrs. Claire Huxtable..
She did everything LOL!! All I’m saying is do what works for you and makes you happy! Me staying at home works for me and my husband, we’re a team, this is a partnership. He does his part and I do mine and that makes me happy!!
What makes you happy? What is your outlook on the “stay at home wife”? I would love to know please feel free to comment below 👇 (unintentional rhyming LOL)!
**Shoutout to all my beautiful people doing what makes them happy!! And, of course, have a freakin’ fantastic day 🙂