Imperfectly Perfect

Monday, June 11, 2012

This Monday we're doing something a little different. It's still Monday Confessions, but I'm taking it to a whole new level!

Here in blogland, sometimes it looks like other girls just have the perfect life. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect little family. Well, I'm here to tell you that is never the case. Why? Because nobody's life is perfect. So for todays Monday Confessions, I'm diving to what is so not perfect in my life, but why my life is 'imperfectly' perfect right now for me :)

I confess... I'm the queen of odd jobs. Right now, I still have to do other things to supplement my real estate income. Up until November of last year, I had a full time job in addition to real estate, so this is really my first full time year as an agent. What do I do, you ask? I clean and organize houses, both residential & new construction, plus do a little bit of landscaping work. I also have an Etsy Shop where I sell hand painted glassware. Nope, not the most glamorous work, but it totally works for me. I know some people would cringe at the thought of cleaning someone's house or tending to someone's flower beds or garden, but it allows me to make my own schedule, be my own boss, and bring in more money in less amount of time, therefore allowing me to focus most of my time on real estate. Plus, I'm a very 'hands on' person & actually kind of like it! So, have I 'made it' yet? I guess not completely. But I know I'm well on my way!

I confess... that my boyfriend & I have been together for 4 years and we live together and are not married. Nor do we really even discuss it that often. I don't know, I've never really been a wedding kind of girl... never really had those fantasies about what my wedding would be like one day. Plus I'm cheap, I just think I would freak out at the thought of planning a wedding & spending all that money! However, I do like going to weddings, so all you pretties out there keep at it! (unless they are on the same day as the UofL UK basketball game. ahem.) I know I want to get married someday, not for the glitzy wedding day, but because I value the commitment. What we have going though, it's working for us right now so that's all that matters.

I confess... I don't have the best relationship with my parents anymore. They just don't support some of my personal choices. I've sort of come to peace with it. Sometimes you just have to stand up for what you believe in & stay true to yourself.

I confess... that even though I spend time cleaning & organizing other people's houses... I don't always give our house the same attention. Need to work on that...

I confess... I stretch myself too thin at times. I think this goes back to not saying no as often as I should. Must work on this, too. Need to schedule "me" time for cleaning up and organizing my own life! ha.

That's enough dirty laundry to last a little while, huh? Told you. My life is not perfect, but it's imperfectly perfect for me!

What makes your life imperfectly perfect??


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4 Responses to “Imperfectly Perfect”

Lauren said...

my boyfriend and i live together and aren't married either my friend...and weddings cost like $20,000 AHHHHHH

* Courtney * said...

Love the honest post! It's so easy to get caught up in the perfect blog land world. Great to hear a little bit of real life!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Perfect is a relative term. What's perfect for you right now isn't for someone else, and that's okay. So much of my life has turned out differently than what I aimed for, but an experience is what you make it. Enjoy what comes your way, and live your best life. That's all anyone can ask of you!

Elizabeth Sawchak said...

Love this post! We have so much in common I don't even know where to begin! First of all, I've always want to try to clean houses as a side job. I love cleaning but don't always have the cleanest/most organized place either. Second, my BF and I loved together our last 2 years of college and are getting ready to move in together again at the end of the summer. We aren't married and hardly talk about it at all.

Anyway, it was so nice reading something different and relatable!! :)