Welcome to my new blog. I am looking forward to a fresh start. My name is Ashley, and I am challenged in the area of homemaking. I work full time 40-50 hours outside the home, but would love to be able to call my house a true home. Sure I can follow a recipe but it NEVER turns out as good as my mom or whoever shared the recipe with me does it. I can sort of sew, but again, something little always happens and it never seems just right. I have absolutely NO sense of decorating skills and I am horrible at keeping a home tidy. Please never show up unannounced or I will forever be embarrassed at the state of my home.
This blog is to document my journey from homemaking challenged to homemaking genius. Ok, that may be a stretch so I will settle for decent homemaker. I am getting a fresh start at homemaking as we are moving this Friday. I am hoping to make this new apartment a true home for us as my hubby and I would like to spend AT LEAST the next two years there, and NOT have to move again.
I have a few goals for me as a homemaker:
1) JUST DO IT! - Things will not be perfect, but something is better than nothing.
I am a perfectionist. I want things to be just so, and I consistently fall into the trap of "If I can't do it perfect (or up to my "standards") then why bother.
2) I will be kind to myself.
Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy. I think so negatively that I can't even motivate myself to do something. I would like to stop doing this.
3) I will not overload/overwhelm myself all at once.
It is going to take time, and I need to allow myself to time to grow and develop into a better homemaker. It isn't going to happen overnight and I will most likely fall a few times. I need to allow myself to be OK with that, and work slowly towards the end goal. I am always the hare not the tortoise. I need to remember that SLOW and STEADY wins the race.
The hopeful end result is me staying sane, while creating a wonderful home environment for my amazing family, and being able to bless them through my homemaking.