When I was little I said I wanted to be a blogger. I didn’t. I said I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write the next Harry Potter. That didn’t happen though – well not yet anyway. But now the journey has started like this. Blogging. I think I prefer it! What better than to tell the story of my own life – as I’m living it!
So why would someone be interested in hearing my story? I don’t know… but you’re reading this aren’t you? And I love telling it.
So how does one educate oneself to become a blogger? Uhm… I did some research anyway and I came across some quite glamorous mom-bloggers. Living in big colorful cities, they walk their adorable rosie-cheeked babies in top-notch strollers, dress them in the latest and hottest and feed them the healthiest and home-madest. Their husbands are equally well-dressed and their apartments too.
I suddenly felt like the outsider of “blog high school” and these women were the skinny cheerleaders. But after days of attempting to make my life look as “Give me a B!” as possible I gave up and had to realize that if I was gonna write well I would have to tell the truth.
So here it is! My ordinary life!
My life isn’t flashy or colorful. I’m a newlywed for goodness sake! Our life is so spicy we look forward to movie night on Friday, buying our $90 bikes felt like Christmas morning and we wash more laundry in our sink than at the laundromat. My newest t-shirt cost me $9.50 at H&M and we pretty much only own the food in the fridge and the clothes in the drawers in our current home.
It’s a hard transition going from daughter in the home of your parents (married 23 years) to wife in yours and your husbands home (married 0 years). I realize many newlyweds I’ve known have attempted to recreate mini versions of their former-life homes, grocery lists and wardrobes.
But where’s the fun in that? Isn’t the point of the newlywed stage to learn how to live together and make ends meet? I say, enjoy the pink stage of marriage where the only entertainment needed is Netflix or a long evening walk hand in hand talking to your beloved that you can finally spend every day with!
So that’s us.
As my idol Pam Halpert once said, “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kinda the point?”. WWPHD