Nothing wrong with being a Homemaker Daisy. Thank you for this article. She had worked as a secretary in the six years of her marriage before I was born, but was so very glad to hang up her typewriter and teletype machine when I came along. Frankly, I have never worked harder in my life. The rest of us already do! I cannot rely on you if you'll take care of the household in my absence say on vacation. I too have told myself alot this past yr I need to get out in order to meet people as I just moved to my new state 3 yrs ago. Could even be indoor but out of the house.
Go to dinner with just a few friends or try out a quieter bar versus the club. . A homebody is completely content with everything and every choice they make. Nothing wrong with being a homebody. All we have to show for it are increased expectations by others and of ourselves. For some reason, people love to make homebodies feel bad for choosing to stay home all the time.
Butterfli 19 I'm the same way. We know what pleases us and what gives us happiness. Plus it gets rid of the whole. One of the main problems with being a homebody is nothing ever changes. The only thing I can think of is if you literally never leave your house, you might have some regrets you didn't while you were still young and had energy later in life.
It is getting increasingly hard for me to find time to relax and read. I just want to stay in and read a book by the fireplace with my pug, Nigel. I work during the day and get along well with the folks at work. And I too am proud I raised them that way. They are sometimes not easy to find.
I don't like parties, not old enough to get drunk at bars I'm almost certain I'll be an alcoholic anyway , and there's nothing I want to buy from the mall. So of course you will dread Sunday nights. Being a homebody is awesome. I talk with my 3 children several times a week. In fact, staying home can be super fun! I've always been a loner, socially awkward, much prefer to be doing my own thing. The best part of being a homebody is having the availability to spend a lot of time with your family. I'll take having a few close friends over a ton of 'friendly acquaintances' any day.
A little self-reflection will be very helpful when it comes to accepting who you are. If someone asks you to hangout, you come up with an excuse without a thought. I know now that that is not true. I've often told myself that I need to get involved in church, or join a quilting guild, or something like that. I cut shirts, I shorten skirts, I stick safety pins in anything.
Although all the fun seems to be happening outside of the house, but there are days when we just want to stay in and enjoy being comfortable at home. However I enjoyed teaching home economics, and this training served me so well a bit later as a wife and mother, and then—surprise—even as a school principal!!! Still, some of us are more inclined to hang out at home than others. I am introverted - I get my energy from alone time. Yes, I am a homebody as well and I see nothing wrong with it. Everyone else is staying in to watch that mini-series, so for that brief weekend, everyone just gets you. Fast forward 17 years and I still prefer to be home, or doing things by myself.
Often times, your homebody shell is reinforced by reading stories about other people. And your room is like a cave. It is sometimes so irritating to see you. This way, you can enjoy being at home while you entertain and engage with your friends. Unfortunately, my husband feels neglected all the time because I pass out with the kids each night! For so long I've worried that maybe I'm just a little odd but I'm not.
Being a stay at home mom and a homemaker is the most soul satisfying thing I have ever done. My eldest daughter and I are planning a trip to Paris and Rome. A homebody puts themselves first knowing their emotional well-being is more important than their social calendar. Or maybe they would like to? After all, you pay the bills and have it laid out just like you want it. Schedule one away day every other week. I worked part time at a school when my last child was in fourth grade. The ones who go to bed the time others are going out.