Monday, May 21, 2012

Lets Get Real week 2

The other day I wrote a post about the things I was too afraid to tell you which was a completely true, real and different from what you see now days. Its' true, the blogging world is full of pretty things. and happy mamas, clean houses and perfectly styled/dressed children... and that's okay.
But after  holly read my post she contacted me and asked if I’d join her, Mandey, Joni, Chelsea, and Megan once a week as she hosts a linky party called "let's get real." Which I of course was thrilled to do.

Once a week, on Mondays, we will write about something uncomfortable or something we'd normally be afraid to share. We're hoping this will inspire others to write & improve on themselves. Reflection is an awesome tool & incredibly therapeutic. If you're not sure what to write about, here are some ideas/examples:

  • a body part or personality trait you are self-conscious about 
  • a struggle you're currently going through 
  • a struggle you overcame 
  • something that happened to you 
  • a scary encounter 
  • a move you were reluctant to make 
  • a chance you didn't take 
  • dealing with daily pressures (wife, mother, work, etc.)

We all struggle. We all have inner turmoil. Let's use blogging as our platform to inspire & lift each other up. Here is our button, so please take it & put it on your blog or use it on your Let's Get Real post. Our first posts will be going up Monday morning, so be sure to stop by any of the above listed Mama's blogs above to link up.

Okay here's mine:

Cody (the husband) and I have one of the same fights over and over… Its about Money and who pays the bills, and what money is his and what is mine. Since we both work and put both of our money into that same account I feel like it should be both of ours. (right?) But he doesn't.

It goes as far as nit-picking as to who makes more, then who works more hours and then who spends more, blah blah blah. It will always be the same fight it will never be resolved unless I stop working which wont happen. 

But, I also have to admit that I spend money like its nothing because I feel entitled to it. I work hard for “my” money and I would rather spend it on things that will create memories for Wyatt and I or to go on dates with the husband. Do things that we will talk about later in our life. Because I know that I will not remember the time we saved all our money to never use it. Or I might, but then I’d be a bitter old hag.

1 comment:

  1. Money is a big hot button topic around our house, too; this is one of many reasons why I'd like to find work of some kind just so I have my own money to spend as I see fit.  Unfortunately, any money that I did actually make would probably go to paying for someone to watch Sammy, which would net me zero.  It's a catch 22.  (And even though I'm not working anymore, I still have my own account.  It's one of the few things that I have from my days of being an independent single lady and my husband doesn't understand why I hold on to that account...but I refuse to give it up.)


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