5 Reasons I am Happy & Proud Being a Housewife

Reasons I am Happy Being a Housewife 🙂

Before you judge or question my statement, I want you to read this post till the end. And, you will know the reasons why I am happy being a housewife.

There’s something about this month of March which brings so much happiness & positivity everywhere. March brings Spring which makes everything colorful & divine. The air smells so good, it instantly uplifts my spirit. I like the sunshine fall on my face. And that feeling of being embraced by the rays is just so enthralling. March is also the month when suddenly people start talking about women empowerment & gender parity. Being a woman myself, somewhere deep down I like this special attention given to this gender.

You may read my last year’s post on #PressforProgress by clicking on the image below. I took a pledge to bring the desired change in the society at level zero by questioning the stereotypes & challenging the old thought process. And I will continue to do the same even this year as well.

 

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8th March – International Women’s Day – #BalanceforBetter!

We all know that 8th March is observed as International Women’s Day globally. This is the day when people around the world celebrate Women & their achievements.

But what about us, the so-called common woman. I am not an acclaimed personality. Neither I have any achievements in my kitty which anyone would like to talk about. I am a simple housewife who doesn’t even go out for work. I am a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) who gets questioned for her parenting skills every now & then.

Sometimes, it feels that these global movements work on a global level only. They don’t even touch lives on the ground level. In a normal Indian family, no one even cares if it’s a Women’s Day or a Mother’s Day. A woman irrespective of her title (working or housewife) is always questioned for her choices and mostly judged for what she believes in.

Enough negative thoughts, right? But until we talk about the problems, how are we going to find out the solutions?

Now, I want to tell you how I feel being a woman, being a housewife, being a SAHM. I like being all of these. I fought my battles and finally, I am at peace with myself.

There was a time when I hated the word housewife. It was not just a dictionary word, it was becoming my identity. People around me were actually dictating me what I should be doing as a housewife. I tried to fit in this new role but somehow I couldn’t change my personality & beliefs. My actual personality didn’t fit the bill.

As per society, a housewife should know how to cook, how to keep her house clean, how to be a good wife. Also, she should feel bad about not being a working woman.

Sorry but not sorry, I can’t be all of this. I don’t like cooking, I can’t keep my house shining all the time. And, most of all, I still don’t know what’s the definition of a good wife. Let’s not even talk about being working or not.

I am a Woman with Freedom of Choice – A mere title can’t dictate me who I rather should be!

It didn’t take me long to understand what’s happening around. And I started my fight to get back my actual identity which had nothing to do with the word Housewife. Luckily, I was able to put my views in front of my people & they understood. Today, they stand by my side & don’t even feel shy to raise their voice if someone else questions my identity.

Women need to understand that it is you who gives meaning to the word Housewife and it’s not the other way round. Before anything else, we are strong women who are capable of making decisions for themselves & their family. No one has the authority to take away our freedom of being who we are & who we want to be. Once you understand this, no title can stop you from Being You!

5 Reasons I am Happy Being a Housewife

  1. I know that the word ‘Housewife’ is just a dictionary word. It is used to describe a woman who is married and stays at home. And, this is no way, describes my identity!
  2. I am as empowered as any other woman in the world. I am proud & happy to bring a change in the mindset of people around me. Only an empowered soul can empower others!
  3. I love my personal space & like doing things my way. It feels great to be my own Boss & the boss of my husband too, lol!
  4. I love being a financially independent housewife. Well, I have somehow figured out how to earn while enjoying this blissful life of a housewife.
  5. I am a dreamer & I have a passion to learn new skills. I am learning to express through words by means of my blogs. Also, I am learning photography & like expressing emotions through my pictures. Being a housewife, I have this freedom to dream & follow my passion.

Well, these are my reason why I am happy & proud of being a housewife. This post is in no way demeaning or disrespecting the choice of other women. It just depicts my understanding of the word ‘Housewife’ & how I gave a message to the society that definitions need to change with time.



This Post is a part of the #MomsSpeakUp Blog Train Hosted by Prisha and Nayantara. I would like to thank Sharvari for introducing me. Read their take on the Prompt here. I would like to Introduce Disha. I’m sure you will enjoy reading her take on the prompt. Visit her blog here.

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12 Comments

  1. Sharvari March 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Well said the term housewife is only a coinage. Let no one but yourself determine what the role entails but yourself.

    • Neha Sharma March 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Absolutely, thanks Sharvari, for leaving a comment here.

  2. Aditi March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Loved your thought process. Every mother is capable of winning this world. Whether working or SAHM doesnt matter. Great going dear!

    • Neha Sharma March 8, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

      That’s very true dear, every woman, every mother irrespective of them being working or staying at home are capable to achieve anything they want in life. I am glad you liked this post. Thank you so much for stopping by.

  3. Parul March 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Your words are resonating with me at the moment, as I just walked out of the mentally exhausting job which I took up because I was tired of being told that you should “Work” and not be a “housewife”. The latter word is basically an abuse in the present times, mindset in India needs to be changed. Let me know if we can collaborate in any way.

    • Neha Sharma March 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      That’s true, the mindset needs to be changed. But first, it’s important that we don’t feel pulled down by such comments. What kind of collab are you looking for? Please mail me at growingwithnemit@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram @growing_with_nemit

  4. Nishth March 13, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Good read

    • Neha Sharma March 14, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Nidhinarang March 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Good thoughts
    Love it yaar

    • Neha Sharma March 22, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks dear 🙂

  6. Trapti April 2, 2019 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Every housewife should read this article. Lots of essence in it;)

    • Neha Sharma April 3, 2019 at 12:05 am - Reply

      Thanks dear 🙂

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