ihatecleaning one year old

Confessions of a Happy Housewife

iHateCleaning’s First Anniversary

13 Dec , 2013  

Today my favourite place on the entire web, my blog ihatecleaning, marks its anniversary and I am happy to say, I learned so much for this one year! I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone who shared this journey with me and became part of my life.

I have to admit, being married at 23 is not the easiest thing on earth. I mean, being married is easy, staying married and happy requires some effort. Sometimes more than others, but I learned its worth it. I decided to commit to blogging a few months after I married my adorable husband and this helped me grow in so many ways!

1. I learned how to be persistent. Writing about things I’ve done and experienced is great, but it takes a lot of time and persistence. Why I do it? Because I don’t want to forget the small and tiny details of what being a housewife in the beginning of a marriage feels like. Even if I don’t manage to reach the many housewives out there, I want someday my daughters (if I have any) to be able to read what I’ve been through, from learning how to make salmon with garlic and dill, to how to turn their husband’s bad day into a good one. Heck, how to learn to pick themselves up when they need to!

2. I learned that dreams come true. Sometimes I would just write something down and read it out loud so I can believe in it. My dreams often sound absolutely normal to me, but when shared with others they sound crazy. Sometimes, when I write them down I get to see what they are all about, I hear them with my own ears and they come alive in my heart. Writing about marriage and giving tips on how to improve marital relationships helps me stay focused and encourages me to follow my own advice. I know what is right, I write it down, I start to follow it like a map!

3. I learned that sharing is caring. It is unbelievable how I expanded my network and now I communicate with other housewives from different parts of the world. I’ve learned so much and when I haven’t learn anything new, I just received confirmation that I’ve been doing it right…or wrong. Yes sometimes you can do it wrong and you have to admit it.

4. I learned better ways on how to clean, organize and decorate my home. I never assumed that spending two hours a day at researching online, will actually save you so much time when you start doing something at home, whether that be a DIY project, a new meal or just ordinary cleaning. There are so many people out there that have come up with easier, faster, greener, cheaper solution to most problems you can encounter.

I hope your visits to ihatecleaning were just as inspiring as it was for me to write! Please share in your comments if you have any recommendations. I would love to hear from you.

Lana Jane Fox

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