Today is my birthday. (Yay, me!) And as such, my husband decided to give me a day off. He wrote this blog post. Love that man! Enjoy!
Over the last several years I’ve come to accept that my family, friends and coworkers often know what is going on in my life before I do…what we’re eating for dinner, activities we do and trips we plan to take, and often, decorating and house projects that happen while I’m away on business (or just not looking). It took a while, but I realized that for Brenna to be authentic in a way she could connect with others, she had to be real, often sharing personal details about herself and our life.
Our family has benefitted from it…amazing meals, delicious cocktails, festive holiday decorating and a house that always looks amazing and feels warm and inviting to others.
I could give you a laundry list of things I expected and didn’t expect when she first set out on this journey years ago. At the end of the day, there was one gigantic assumption I made about the whole thing that couldn’t have been more wrong…how hard she’d work.
When she said that she wanted to start a blog I thought “oh fun, that will be a fun hobby”. I hadn’t expected nights and weekends, tools, paint and wood work, road trips and conferences, photography training, technology seminars and SEO research (Search Engine Optimization to us normal people). Make no mistake, this is a job…a committed, invested, full time job. One that she works hard at. On top of this she is engaged at our kid’s school, is a barn mom for Finley’s horseback riding and shows,
a baseball mom for Reid,
a wife to me,
and the glue that keeps our family thriving.
When you do something long enough, it becomes normal, routine. When that happens, it is easy to take it for granted. Recently a coworker’s wife read Domestic Charm and commented “I knew your wife was a blogger, I didn’t realize she was a Domestic Bad Ass!”.
Since today is her birthday, I can’t think of a better way to remind her how special she is, than to thank her, tell her how much we love and appreciate what she does…as a blogger, wife, mom, and Domestic Bad Ass.