A little disclaimer for everyone out there, especially now that these Housewife Life series posts have just taken off in the last few weeks. My husband is fully aware of everything that is written about him and is a good sport about it all, even when his picture unexpectantly makes its way to the blog without his knowing. He really will never get upset about the things I post or share regarding our life because he is the one who encouraged me to begin blogging in the first place. I think he thought it would just be a little hobby I did here and there and had no clue I would become a full-on nerdy blogger, ha ha, which leads me to this weeks post all about the wonderful world of Social Media, oh my!
Like I said, my husband steered me down this path and I don’t think he ever thought that this blog he paid around $12 for would end up making me a social media crazy person. Well, I am not that crazy but all within one year I went from just having Facebook to now being on Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat. I have learned about IFTTT, Linktr.ee, widgets and a whole lotta nerdy computer talk (which that I think he secretly enjoys). I guess I should go way back to the beginning on this one for it all to make sense.
When I was working in higher education I had a passion for educating students on how to select their perfect college. My husband had a vision for how I could make money off of all the knowledge I had outside of just my pay check, which in turn is how The College Admissions Guide got started; don’t worry I don’t run two blogs, that has kind of fallen by the wayside and I am just waiting for some amazing web developer to want the name and buy me out, wishful thinking, I know. So when I started doing that, I realized I actually wanted to do this, blog and talk about what it really is like to just suddenly become a housewife, because lord knows I had no idea what I was doing and never in a million years did I think that this is what I would be doing at this stage in my life, but I am, and I am loving it. Who else gets to drink a glass of Chardonnay at 2 o’clock in the afternoon while sitting on their patio “working” and making a few bucks. Ok, well my husband does that some days but he is successful in his industry, I am just beginning this crazy endeavor and actually realizing I know a thing or two about how to navigate this housewife world.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know some women do set out to be housewives and raise children, but I don’t have any children, I don’t even have fur children (none that live with me anyway, I am too much of a clean freak). I, however, did not set out to do this and so when it happened and then I jumped all in on social media and had more people following me on Facebook than my husband, I was like, wow, I am cool. Not really, although I have learned that some people base their happiness on how many likes and followers they have. My goal is to just interest people and maybe make you laugh a bit along the way, oh, and to also not keep taking massive breaks from blogging, good golly life happens and gets me sidetracked quickly, cest la vie.Holy digression Batman. The point of all of this rambling is this – keep some things in life a mystery. I clearly write these as a hope to add humor to someones bad day and to also document the crazy that sometimes happen in our life, but my husband never thought he would become a social media phenomenon (and maybe he hasn’t, but the amount of clicks, likes, comments and shares that posts with him in it get, blows my mind). I thought I was the pretty one in the marriage? If I have learned one thing from sharing my world on social media it is that I don’t really share a ton about our marriage. I share the things that I feel others can relate to, but in reality we are just like the rest of you, good days and bad, more good than bad. My husband is very rarely on social media, which is why he always asks to see my InstaStories each night over dinner. My how the topic of conversation has evolved in the last decade. In all seriousness, for better or worse, make sure you limit your relationship on social media. If you are still married I am pretty sure everyone assumes you love your husband unconditionally, no need to write a two paragraph post about it. If your husband did something nice for you, thank him, don’t tell the entire world until the next day. It truly will make your marriage that much more special. Because, in all honesty, if you based the status on someone’s relationship from what you see on social media I am pretty sure my husband and I are divorced – that guy seriously hates posting anything about us. He won’t even share my blog posts, but I am fine with that because I know that he is in this for the long haul. What’s that saying? It’s Cheaper to Keep Her! and if he left he wouldn’t be able to view my Instastories each night and that would be a pretty boring life, right!
So now that Summer has officially arrived take some time away from all the crazy of the internet and just enjoy spending time with your friends and family, which is exactly what we did this last week. Sorry to all my readers and followers, nothing too exciting happened. I am working on a pretty epic post for next week all about married life pet peeves! If you have some good ones please feel free to share them with me. The more the merrier!
For Better or Worse yall!