Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That job I forgot I had.

Part of the (currently STILL unfinished) new gallery wall in our living room. 

Lately, I've been in a funk.
I've been so focused on contributing monetarily to our household,
I've sort of forgotten about the job I already hold in our little family.
The job of being a wife. 
(And a dog-mom, too, but Yoshi and Dobby 
definitely don't let me forget about that job.)
I don't just mean that I've been slacking on the housekeeping 
(although, let's be honest, I have been) but I haven't been
a very good partner or best friend lately, either. I've been selfish, spending
all of my time working on my own endeavors.
I've been asking for a lot of favors from Ryan
(Come with me on this photo shoot? Let me buy this website? 
Take me to get Mexican and ice cream when I get stressed out?)
and I haven't been giving much back in return.
If this were any other job, I'd probably get fired.
Or at least I'd get a pay cut (don't even think about it, Ryan
...I need that monthly allowance to buy more boots, obviously). 
It's important to me that I go after the things I want and work to achieve my goals, 
sometimes I just need a reminder that one of those things I wanted the most 
I already have, and I need to give that job the attention it deserves, too.


  1. I like to think about marriage as a job sometimes, too. Keeps me from slacking too horribly in my wifely responsibilities. :) Sometimes it's hard to remember to keep working at the things you've already got in your life!

  2. I'm not married yet, so I don't have the exact same perspective, but I do live with my bf, and I have a hard time striking the right balance between my day job, my blog, and taking care of the house. I am an old fashioned woman, and I enjoy tending house, but sometimes it is the very last thing on my 20 page to do list. Good luck finding that balance in your life! Not everyone can be superwoman alllll the time :)

  3. I know what you mean! I've been quite a "slave-driver" recently, according to josh. But if he would just read my mind, we wouldn't have this problem! Really though, its super hard to get everything done in the time we have. And the next 3-6 years of 70+ hour work weeks we'll have wont make it any easier :/

  4. So true... thank you for this reminder! "Stuff" and "work" are not more important than the people we love.

  5. Yes, it's always important to give some focus and attention to those most loved in our lives:) Love your wall art btw!


  6. Wow. You said that well. I know how that feels. I think every couple does that. I know I did. This last week James and I spent more time together then on the computer. I was very happy and so was he.



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