Sunday, November 8, 2009

Want To Be A Housewife?

One of my favorite eras is the 1950’s. I love the cards you can now get where the word ‘housewife’ seems vintage. I adore the decade, the morals and the traditional roles. Although I believe women have the right, the right to go to college and have a career, I also believe we should have the choice if we wish to stay at home and take care of our flourishing families.

Gone are the days where women would awake their children gently, walk them to school, return home and launder the sheets, get down on your hands and knees to clean the floors and meet their neighbors for a coffee break, collect their children, and have them bathed and reading while awaiting dad’s home from work. Then the family would eat a home cooked meal in the dining room.
Nowadays we are so tired, that getting children ready is a rush as you have to get ready for work yourself. We work all day long, arrive home after our children to a babysitter and have little time to prepare dinner so what do we do, suggest takeout? Or perhaps just go out to eat?
 I have always enjoyed chatting with my grandmother, she is a very wise woman and she was married for many years. She unlike many housewives of her time wanted to work, my grandpa always said, “As long as your home before the children”. So she spoke to respective companies, asking for part time work, she did and for many years worked mornings only. She said it was ideal, she could contribute to the household and have time to spend with her family.
My dream as an interior design student is to eventually have my own business. I would like to have a studio from home and work on smaller residential and custom home rebuilding projects. My biggest dream is to have a large family, a comfortable home and to be around to hear my children laugh. If it means I don’t make as much money, I’m fine with that! The richest people are those with rich memories and a rich love.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rediscoving A Hobby

For many years I kept a sketchbook filled with torn out pages from my favorite glossy magazines, sharing my passions for family, food, dream homes and inspirational women.

I usually group images on a two page spread, and they co-ordinate. It is my inspiration, filled with dream homes with enormous kitchens, adorable pooches and al fresco dining. So tonight after a year break on working at my sketchbook I completed more pages. I watched HGTV, sipped on lemon tea and basked in the time I had to myself.

I would encourage anyone whom reads this, to maybe appreciate an old hobby. Life sometimes gets in the way, and when we go through life changes, it is those hobbies which give us fulfillment and who could be better company than you.

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