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.