In the fall of 2012, I found myself in a matter of a two-week period suddenly living in the south. In the blink of an eye, I went from having a very demanding, fast-paced career in higher education; working and dealing with student concerns 24/7, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to packing up our entire lives and relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina.
I kept wondering, “how am I going to be a full-time housewife?”
I had spent six years working in higher education after I graduated from college, working at some pretty fantastic schools in Pennsylvania. My husband and I never thought in a million years that we would ever leave our home state, but when opportunity knocks, and you know the long-term benefits of leaving are worth it – you hunt down moving boxes, hire movers, quit your job, and figure things out along the way.
So this is where I find myself, navigating through another year in the south and still asking myself “how am I a housewife?” I am finding it to be pretty amazing to do the things that I never seemed to have the time for when I was working full time.
I had always had a passion for working with students, and that is what kept me going day after day, until one day when I woke up in North Carolina and realized I needed new passions to make every day exciting. My journey to now has not always been the easiest; I made the sacrifice of leaving my career to support my husband with his goals and long-term dreams.
For someone who always wanted to stay busy, having an abundance of free time was scary and thrilling at the same time.
So here are my ramblings, my successes, failures, struggles, and housewife wins! These are my new found passions and my daily rants. This is my journey to making it work as a housewife in the South!