The Joyful Housewife Project is about my quest to find joy in daily life as I live with chronic depression, as well as to embrace with equanimity, my current position as a homemaker, considering I’m the daughter of a hoarder.
It is about radical acceptance.
It is about opening my eyes and heart to who I am and where I am in life – right now!
Staying home while my kids are young is one step on my journey, and a very challenging step for me personally.
Lacking the skills to keep a house, and knowing that life is not a race, my goal is to find domestic bliss … eventually.
Life is never what you expected it would be.
On the one hand, I never imagined that I’d even make it through school (with a Master’s Degree in Linguistics) and end up married to a wonderful partner and growing my own family.
But on the other hand, I expected to have a career!
In a world that defines us by our career, what am I?
A homemaker? A housewife?!
As the daughter of a hoarder, I grew up in an environment that did not teach me the skills to be the very thing that I am right now.
Indeed, I’m domestically, as well as mood, challenged.
Follow along as I discuss my challenges with de-cluttering my life of the trappings of being a depressed hoarder’s daughter.
I will be posting about my path of acceptance and mindfulness, about my quest to find joy and keep my body and mind healthy, as well as my project to explore the emotional side of acquiring and parting with stuff.
Follow me on my journey to embrace who I am, and where I’m at now, as I learn the skills to have my bliss, eventually.
You can reach me at:
joyfulhausfrau (at) gmail (dot) com