Day 6 of the Blog Every Day in May challenge.
Today’s question is:
If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
When people ask what I do, referring to an occupation, I answer that I’m an artist and a writer.
I am also a mom, and a homeschooling mom, at that. So, besides the usual wife/mom/teacher duties; such as maid, chef, nurse, secretary, personal organizer,… the list goes on, what do I do?
I really had to think hard on this one, but finally came to this conclusion:
|photo from Wikia|
A seeker of happiness, peace, sunshine, compassion, love, and beauty. If you read my last couple of posts, you may think I’m stuck on that topic (happiness)! Maybe I am, but it’s something I consciously work hard on every day, so that I don’t fall into depression again. Perhaps that’s why it keeps coming to the front of my mind when I’m writing about myself.
I try to bring these things into the world and into the lives of those around me. I’m not saying I do a great job of it, at least not all the time, but, I also seek them out. I work at noticing the beauty, the positive, and the hope, on a daily basis and in any situation. I have felt what it is to despair and I don’t ever want to be in that place again. I don’t want that for my kids. Or for my husband. So I do whatever I can to make sure my family is happy, as well as myself, and that my children are learning that these are the important things.
On a side note- I certainly don’t try to force anyone to be happy all day long! I can’t stand overly-happy people or fake happiness! Anger, sadness, frustration, they’re all natural and necessary. I let my kids express themselves and work through it. I just mean that I try to keep us focused on the positive in general and along with all the mundane tasks of this life, we are out there noticing the beauty, enjoying, and really living life. I hope you are, too!
I’d love to know one thing that really makes you happy? Never know when I’ll need some extra inspiration!