Me, a Homemaker?
When I was younger, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always declare that I wanted to be a doctor. Later on, heavy does of Indiana Jones movies convinced me that becoming an archaeologist was a better choice as it would mean going on exciting adventures everyday.
As fate would have it I became a lawyer. I started out with a firm that specialized in corporate law, staying there for almost four years before I got tired of the “big city” and moved home to become a COC (an administrative job). However, after about 2 years of passive lawyering, I realized that I missed litigation so I became a public attorney.
I’ve finally seemed to find a career that gives me the satisfaction I’ve been seeking. I like that I have a direct hand in helping people. I would like to think that in my small way I am making a difference. I know though that I still have lots to learn but at least I am where I should be. =)
Having found contentment with my career, my sights have now turned to one aspect of my personal development that I have largely ignored–homemaking. The advent of pinterest and the rise of the homemaker bloggers has inspired a new generation of women (myself included) to realize that there is a certain joy that can be derived from creating things from scratch. As soon as our little house is finished, I will have the opportunity to test my skills as a homemaker. I can’t wait to make quiet books, to have DIY finishes on our house, to cook and bake. I hope before the year ends, I would have at least one project completed among those I have pinned onto my “crafts” board over at pinterest.
Indeed, there’s so much more we have to discover about ourselves. Yes to life. =)