This is my soapbox message. This post may create some controversy so if your the type of person who hates conflict (Meaning your a type “S” in the disc personality profile), you may just want to skip on over this page. For the rest of you brave souls, read on. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though.
You see, for a long time I’ve just done what seems to be the new expectation of women (at least in my neck of the woods): go to college, get your degree, work outside the home and have kids and keep a perfect house and try and cook and live a healthy lifestyle and be involved in everything. And you better have fun while you’re doing it, dang it!!! If you can do all of that then you have my applause and respect. I did everything (minus the kids)-and I was completely and utterly exhausted. My husband and I ate like crap basically- fast food several times a week. My house was disorganized & dirty (except for that mad 2 day dash I did right before family came for holidays and such). My brain shut down basically and I ran on autopilot for a couple of years. My health really suffered.
Then slowly somewhere in the midst of all that I realized I just couldn’t keep doing that-it just wasn’t me. It wasn’t what I wanted for my life and it wasn’t the kind of lifestyle I wanted for my future kids.I needed to learn a new way of doing things, to slow down and smell the roses to sound cliche.
It hasn’t been easy. I just think the most important thing is to be true to yourself. For my part, I’m choosing to get back to my roots: away from a society constantly seeking to fill voids with stuff (cheap plastic-y stuff for the most part). I’m learning to be thankful for what I already have, to learn a lifestyle that is sustainable and kinder to the one and only Earth we live on.