As a Writer, I Suck at Being a Housewife

My school work is done and another semester of grad school is in the bag. Now what? For those who know me, I am not usually without a job of some type. The problem is I have an internship starting in the spring and cannot work retail due to my bum ankle. So, my life is going to be spent writing, reading, crafting, and cleaning. The first three I am ecstatic about and am quite grateful for having the luxury of time for them. However, the last one I am probably the worst at and my poor house can attest to it.


My problem lies in the fact that I’m flighty sometimes and have issues focusing. I was just sweeping the floor in the kitchen when I had a great idea for a contest piece. When I was done writing it down, I started working on a project for my writers guild group. Then, I finished a few things up for school and now it is almost 1 P.M. and I just remembered I should finish the floor. However, I am sitting here typing about it.

I know this is why my carpet looks like it snowed in areas (I have several white-haired animals and dark blue carpet that hates my vacuum) and why I never have all the dishes done. My brain is too busy imagining amazing places and grand adventures for my characters and I get swept away (pun intended) by it. And yet, my husband still loves me and helps me as much as he can after his long days at the factory. Thankfully, I do not have children and can work on improving myself.

Yes, this is a huge step in admitting such an embarrassing fault. However, I do it to let others know that everyone struggles with the day-to-day routine, even if you can’t see it. I know I keep a positive attitude on my social media feeds and when I interact with others, but I suck at things and it makes me feel hopeless sometimes. However, I don’t let it stop me from pressing on and trying to get better every day.

I hope this helps just one person today know that it’s ok to suck at something in life. No one is perfect and no one should try to be. I am proud of all that I have achieved in my life but I still have so much to work at and that’s ok too.

So, be ok with what you suck at doing and know that there are others who suck at stuff too. Work on finding ways to get better at it or just accept it. It’s only your opinion of you that matters anyway!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from me to you!


Author: samanthafn82

I am forever creating worlds within my mind and place them on paper when I cannot take it anymore. My muse is the vibrant life around me, from the icy blue sky above to the humming of Earth beneath my feet. I live to tell a great story and amuse everyone around me.

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