You might have noticed that I’ve been in a little bit of a blogging rut lately. Just completely uninspired. Well, I’m trying to get out of that. Sometimes the best way to combat writer’s block is to just start writing. Here goes:
“What in the world do you do these days?” inquiring minds want to know. Just a few short months ago, I was a 21-year-old senior at a large university. I was a working journalist, engaged, and planning a wedding. I worked long hours, ate way too much fast food and drank 44-ounce sodas without ice. Oh, and I had more credit card debt than I’d like to disclose.
A lot has happened since then. My then-finance and I graduated from college, a few weeks later we got married, packed up all of our belongings, a moving truck came and got all of our things, we went on our honeymoon (a cruise to Alaska!), came back to Indiana for a quick goodbye and hopped a plane to Pittsburgh, starting work at my internship (and his job) the next day.
These days, my life is on a much slower pace. I have pretty much no stress: No deadlines to meet except for the self-imposed ones, no caffeine or fast food, no late nights in a newsroom, no life events to plan. Oh, and no credit card debt.
Life is pretty good! I absolutely loved my college experience, but as more time passes, the more I appreciate the memories and where I am right now.
So that’s the back story. Now, to answer the question: What do I do?
When I fill out forms or answer surveys, if the option is there, I check “homemaker” for my employment. If it’s not there, I check “self-employed.”
Primarily, I make our home. I do the shopping, cleaning, organizing, run errands, and whatever else I can think of. To make money, I do freelance writing. It’s pretty simple, and I love it.
When I meet someone new, I still have a difficult time saying I am a homemaker. I feel like hardly anyone around here is one (though I know that’s not true). Sometimes, I answer “nothing.” Can you believe that? That’s ridiculous. Other times, I tell them I am a freelance writer.
I’m hoping to become more confident in myself to tell people what I do.
Coming up next: A post on a typical week in Kacie-land.