Since I quit work this has been a hard question for me and I struggle every time someone asks me. So this exercise will help me hopefully to not feel so awkward when I get asked this question. I guess the easy answer is that I'm a stay at home wife and spoiled kitty momma but then I start stumbling from there. I end up telling people that I love to cook and work on home projects. I like to shop antique, flea markets and thrift stores for unique pieces to decorate my home. I also enjoy needlework, rug hooking and crafting of all kinds. I read lots of books and I'm a magazine junkie but by then they've tuned me out because all they heard was a stay at home person. I had a career that I worked very hard to establish for myself and I was good at it! But then it stopped being a career and started being a soul sucking job. I struggled tremendously when the bank failed and that has allowed some of my "issues" to be exposed for one and all to see. I have worked since I was a teenager and never been without a job for more than a few weeks but now I'm going on 3 years and it's getting harder instead of easier to explain what I do. We've always said that Mark defines himself by his job and I define myself by my home but we don't even own a home right now so maybe that's why I feel so undefined. Hmmmmm never thought about that but that makes perfect sense as to why I feel like I do right now. I've been looking at homes and weeding out the "no deal" houses so I can take Mark back to the cream of the crop only. I've shown him 2 already and while he liked the houses, they didn't wow him.....dang it. Now I lined up 3 homes that I can totally see us making a life in but we've had to cancel because of the bad weather twice now. Then we rescheduled for this weekend but unfortunately he has to work due to month end crunch so guess we'll try again next week.
So how do you answer that question of "What do you do?"
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