Saturday, May 23, 2009

I am going to figure this out once and for all

Ya'll know how I have mentioned that I want to view my role as Scott's wife and Ada's mom as my job, much like I viewed teaching as my job?

If I didn't mention it, I meant to.

Anyway, I have been thinking a lot lately about how I can better do this job. I have a long way to go before I feel like I am reaching excellence with this homemaker thing, and I really want to work on it.

As a student and then a teacher there were very tangible things that I did to attempt to reach excellence in my job. As both a student and a teacher, I spent much time studying and reading and getting my hands on whatever information was out there that would improve my performance. Most often that method worked.

I am a reader. I always have been. I want to figure out how we can stick to a budget and get out of debt? I read everything there is to read on the subject. I want to know how to make couponing work for me? Again, I read all that I can find until I figure it out. And I think that I must have read every diet book ever written. This method works for me. It always has.

So, when I ran across this book, it hit me, that is the approach I need to take to homemaking. I need to read the stories of women who felt like me, as if they were drowning in the chaos of their own homes, and I need to find out what steps they took to get organized.

So, on a whim, I ordered this book

This woman reminds me of myself--she was knee deep in clutter and was not sure how to get out. She felt fear every time the door bell rang unexpectedly because she didn't want anyone to see the state of her house. This is me!! Plus, she was a single mother to three, so her life must have been more chaotic than mine, and somehow she figured out a way to get it together. I want to follow her lead and learn what she learned.

I am on a quest ya'll, a quest to become organized and clutter free. I need some order back in my life. It used to exist, way back before little Ada entered our world, and we are going back to that place, whatever it takes.

1 comment:

Amy said...

The 'appeal' of a job is not all that it seems, working while having a family is SO hard!! It's definitly different at work after a baby comes along- it just is- the things that used to be 'satisfying' at work no longer are because you just feel guilty for not being at home. Though, being a teacher, you would get summers off which would be so nice!