“You Don’t Have to do Anything . . . “

be-still-just-be-480x360God, what is it you want me to be doing with my life?

Nothing. You’re fine.

Isn’t there something I’m supposed to be doing?

No. You don’t have to do anything. Just do you. It’s fine. 

Ummmm . . .

Okaaaay . . . 

So I don’t need to be doing anything. And you don’t want or need anything from me.

But I’d kind of like to be doing something for you. Do you have anything I can do?

Well, just living your life is plenty to be doing. But if you want I’m sure we can find something you can do for me . . . 

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Just a housewife

Let me share a few things about myself which may not be immediately clear just from reading my blog:

I became a mother at age 21.

Last year I took my first commercial flight since I was 3.

I have never been outside of the USA.

I have done almost no traveling outside of the Midwest.

I was planning to be a high school English teacher before I became a mother.

I have 5 kids and two step-children.

I am entirely self-taught re scripture, religion, philosophy/rhetoric, psychology, ANE culture, and other topics I discuss here.

I have never been able to learn a foreign language.

I have been a stay-at-home mom/housewife for the last 12 years.

At this moment, I am sitting in my bedroom in a house that can be seen from I-94 ignoring 3 of my children who are bickering and pretending to be hissing cats.

All of which is to say that from the outside, I hardly seem like anyone special who would be qualified to speak on anything special.  I’m just a housewife.  It has taken a lot of chutzpa on my part to keep writing here as if I had anything anyone might be interested in reading. Continue reading