Phil and I met when I was 18, he was 21, and were married by 20 and 23. We were madly in love and knew everything about being married.
Now two and a half years in I am realizing: first off I'm clueless in so many ways, but also I have learned some things in the past two years. Because most of you readers are in a similar season I am going to start a series called "Wife Things." I want to document fun things that work, don't work, and that God is teaching me about being a young wife. I would LOVE your input and to hear about the burnt kale chips and the laundromat creeps.
Okay. First Wife Things post.
here we go...
Fluff off all those baby naggers! "When are you two going to finally have some kids."
oh. None of your business. Bye.
Can you relate?!
Counsel is always a good idea. Preferably professional. Also mentors and seminars.
I was a communication major and psych minor and Phil is studying to be a counselor as well. So we are suckers for communication seminars and counseling to become stronger as individuals and as a team. "Does this mean you are broken people?" Yes. Yes we are all broken people, thats the beauty: no one is better than getting counseling! Everyone can benefit from mentorship and growing!!! YAY!
ok, a bit too excited? I'll tone it down.
Slowing down. Six jobs and two people is too much work. I mean really. Work is like an addiction for me. I love to work!! But... I have learned very recently is that time together is so important. And we can't have time together if I say yes to everything but Phil. Saying yes to something always takes away from something else. This is true 100% of the time. That has made me really think about what is worth my time away and what simply isn't.
I really would love to hear some input from all you young wives about managing school, work, establishing a career, eating healthy, becoming a mom, trying to dress cute when you committed to a budget, or even being single and people posting all the time about being a wife and you're pretty sick of it. (sorry). Enjoy those late girls nights till 2am without someone sending out a search warrant for their missing wife.
Have a lovely one ladies.