Late in 2014 one of the worst possible things I thought could happen, happened. I was laid off. I've spoken a lot about that since than on Ms. Vixen so I won't go into all the details again but it made me have to change my way of thinking in a lot of ways. After struggling with bouts of depression and anxiety, developing a fear of money, and having to rethink what it is that truly defines me and working more jobs I didn't want. I can honestly say I am in a MUCH better place since than. I am no longer working a "full time" job but I am doing exactly what it is that makes me happy. Being a Housewife.
Let me start by saying I really dislike the term "Housewife". I much rather prefer the term Domestic Goddess. By being called a housewife I feel like people assume I sit around eating bon bons and watching ratchet T.V. every day which is not even close to being true. I do pretty normal things, I cook and clean, balance a budget and pretty much do whatever else household related that needs to be done. I support my husband in his endeavors while having time to do things I enjoy like write for Ms. Vixen for example or things I don't like to do but do anyways like working out. I am happy, my husband is happy and I find myself being so much more productive than I ever was with a traditional job. However, for some reason people seem to either judge my decision or completely not understand WHY I would want to not have a job.
It just seems like in this day in age women are doing amazing things, running corporation's, running for president and having businesses flourish that if you are not aiming to be a "Boss" you are somehow missing out or lacking. There's nothing wrong with pursuing a career that makes you successful, wealthy and powerful but this is not something everyone aspires to and that's also okay. We need as a society to put so much value on what someone does as opposed to who someone is. While it took me a while to become comfortable not contributing to my household financially, I know that the things I do also are valuable because it is my time that I am contributing. Don't get me wrong, I have my own aspirations and am starting a small business I hope to be successful. My priorities though are to make sure that I am happy and healthy, to take care of my home, my husband and future children. And I could give a damn how that makes you feel!
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Electa is a self proclaimed foodie. She is a wife, a domestic goddess, and aspiring chef in training, and a Writer/Blogger from Brooklyn with serious Wanderlust. follow her on twitter@emazing17