Monday, May 6, 2013

What Do You Do: My Life as a Wife in Progress

Several of my blog buddies are participating in Story of My Life's Write Everyday in May Challenge.  I have a hard time coming up with topics, but I know I can't write every single day, so I will jump in from time to time this month.  Today's topic is "What do you do?"
Dress: David Meister (size 8, GO ME!)
Earrings: Teocalli (old)
Bracelet & Ring: Kate Spade via eBay; Clutch: Jimmy Choo
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik via eBay
Ten years ago, my response would have been so much different than it is today.  I would have told you all about my job and how great I was at it and all the neat places I got to visit.  When I lost my full-time job over a year ago and went from job interview to job interview, I admit that I fell into a mild depression for the first time in my life.  I had never NOT worked since I was seventeen and I had no clue what to do besides get up and go to work. Today, I know that what I do for a living isn't the same as what I do with my life.  I still take the occasional contract or consulting assignment, but my life these days revolves around a tall, dark and handsome guy, our two teenagers, and the occasional pilates class.
We are in the process of selling our house and we're currently under contract for the THIRD time and I struggle to keep the house "show-ready."  But the best thing I do is try to make my husband happy everyday.  I am very fortunate that he has a job and a savings plan that allows us to not panic when I have no income.  This weekend we attended a Charity Ball here in Dallas and I have to admit, we look good! He's the best looking guy I know and I am still amazed that he loves me and has helped me build this life we love with the kids and our friends and family.  I'm not the best wife, but I am a wife in progress and he's so good to me!

What do YOU do?

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh you look SOOOO fabulous! What a flattering dress - and I LOVE the accessories you chose! You are gorgeous.

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  2. beautiful personal story, Ana. i understand being career-minded, but can't wrap my brain around those who truly allow their titles and such to define them. y'all make a great couple...mutual support is a must.

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I try not to judge career-minded people too much because I try to remember I was there not too long ago! :)

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  3. I just love this! You look so great in that dress!! I'm a wife in progress, too. :-)

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    1. Doesn't it seem to apply no matter how long you've been married?

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  4. You two look so glamorous, Ana!! And I had no idea that you lost your job last year, I'm so sorry to hear. You just gotta step up on the full time blogging train, haha! (lol j/k) I'm sure you're a wonderful wife, and probably way better than me. I would have NO way of keeping a house show-ready at all times. IMPOSSIBLE.

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    1. Thank you, Kimmie! It's funny that you say that because I would HATE to blog if it was my "job" and I would immediately run out of things to blog about! I hate the process of selling our house just because I do have to scramble anytime someone wants to come see it, but hopefully, it will all be over soon!

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  5. OMG! The pics are so fabulous:)

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  6. What a gorgeous pic of you guys! Love that dress and love you, my dear friend :)

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    1. Thank you! We love you, too! :)

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  7. Beautiful dress, you and the hubby look fab! :)

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    1. Thank you, Veronica! I really loved how classic it looked, especially for a black-tie event.

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