It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a person who hates writing about herself to be starting a blog, but I have had this idea simmering around in my head for a while and feel compelled to make it a reality. So, here goes. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Jen. I have a few great passions in my life which are my family, who I love fiercely, my faith, and making my home beautiful. Of course, that includes baking, party planning, and paper crafting.
I feel like it is important that you understand that I have made the choice to be happy in this phase of life, being single. I have chosen to embrace the things I love with an extra passion to fill the void of not having a family of my own and I have learned to be grateful for my status as a single person. I think it is important that you know this about me because I want you to know that it is not always easy being the single one at family dinners or sitting alone in church. It is not easy dating or making friends (because we are all guarding our hearts). It is not easy watching mothers love their children or holding hands with their husband. But, I also know that no matter what phase of life I am in, there will always be situations I am in that are not easy. The grass is not always greener on the other side, so instead of looking and longing for the “the other side, I’m choosing to be happy with the side im on.
I decided a while ago that I am a strong, confident, capable, and beautiful woman and that I will always be those things regardless of the phase of life I am in. I don’t need a husband and/or children to be a homemaker. I get to enjoy a beautiful home that I create out of love, for myself. I am so grateful that I am capable of doing handy things and that I get to enjoy the beauty and fruits of my labor. I hope that I can share what I learn and inspire others to be creative in a new way.
It is hard putting yourself out there in such a personal way and I would not have had the courage if it were not for my amazing family. They are all my biggest fans and best friends. The Single Homemaker would not have been born without their encouragement and praise.
I am so excited to share my love and passion for DIY and Homemaking with you. I hope you will choose to follow along on this journey with me, The Single Homemaker.
9 thoughts on “The Single Homemaker is born.”
What a great way to look at things. I love how you find the positive in everything you do! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
You are such a beautiful, wonderful and talented woman. So proud of you!
Attitude is everything! I love the quote “most people are about as happy as they want to be”. I don’t remember whose it is but it sums you up perfectly. Keep on creating, I can’t wait to see what you do! Good luck!
This is a very nice introductory blog post. I love the idea that you don’t have to be married or in a relationship to be a “homemaker.” I am divorced and my nearly 17 year old daughter is living with her dad (although we have an excellent relationship), so I totally support idea that we should be happy no matter what our current situation in life is. I am looking forward to reading your future posts.
Jen is a fantastic young lady who is a willing helper when you need one. She is a very talented person with great ideas. I am looking forward to reading her blog.
Your perspective on flying solo is so refreshing! I, too, am a single lady who owns my own home; I do have a child, but his dad has limited involvement. I definitely agree with you that life as a single woman can be beautiful if we live our life with gratitude!
Looking forward to reading more posts!
Hi Lindsay! Thank you! Living life with gratitude is just so much more enjoyable. I’d be interested to hear a little more about your experience living with gratitude as a single parent. Thanks for reading my blog!