When you are a working housewife, if that even makes sense, then it becomes a huge task to balance everything out. You are not only doing your household chores but also trying to earn some money. I am a housewife but I also work-from-home. It may sound easy but actually it’s not.
Since I was born and brought up in an environment where women were encouraged to pursue higher studies and earn a living so it took me quite sometime to come to terms with my housewife status. To be very honest I still struggle to accept and fully embrace the responsibilities. However I believe in making the best of whatever you are given so I try to make it work. I also work from home so sometimes it becomes difficult to switch from the physical work to the mental one. The body and the mind have to be in sync for higher productiveness.
I often find myself in a situation when I am cleaning the house and mentally forming a blog. This may sound efficient and harmless but the struggle comes when I try to pen my points hours later and can only think about the cleanliness thus failing to recall the points. It is worse when I am in the kitchen and cooking something – wandering mind can be harmful to the taste of your food!!
Even my “Writer’s Blocks” are hilarious because instead of going blank, my mind starts making grocery lists while trying to write about something. In short its a struggle. Since my home is my office thus it is even more difficult to compartmentalize. I don’t have a quite corner or peaceful haven in my house nor I get to have some solace in my office. Unfortunately my peace havens in the house are taken up by the dog or my home office!
Anyways despite having all the disadvantages in the world I never give up and keep at it with whatever strength I have. I know life has been unfair but I keep reminding myself that there are many others who have it worse. So I try to make it work with all the dedication & hard work that I could muster!