Mine and Dawson's Lifestyle...
A lot of you may not agree with the lifestyle Dawson and I have chosen for ourselves and might even judge us for it. That’s okay and you’re entitled to that opinion. In this article, I really want to highlight our roles, set a few things straight, and most importantly talk about the man I love.
This article may be a tad bit controversial, I don't really know. Also I want to preface this with every couple has different roles and plays different parts within their own relationship and we do not judge others for those roles if they look different than they do in our own relationship. I am writing this based off the comments we receive based off of our own relationship pretty frequently. Quite honestly we don't care what other people think, we will ALWAYS do what is best for us and what we think is right. So if you don't agree with our lifestyle or this article, keep your opinions to yourself, we simply do not care about them. Thank you.
I know that that first part of the article sounded a bit harsh but we are sick of the comments that are said to us about our own dang relationship. We are happy, get over it. With that being said let's get started. So first things first I don’t work. Dawson does. I am in college and while I am all too willing to go back to work (and have offered many times to do so) we live a lifestyle that allows me to stay home and focus on school and our puppies. Dawson didn’t work during the semester when he was in college and he wants that same thing for me. For you nosy heifers out there we have plenty of money. We are not materialistic people and do not need to buy every shiny new toy that just came out. We are 1000% happy with what we have right here in our little 860 sq. ft. apartment. If you talk to Dawson about this particular situation it gives him so much pride and joy that he has a job that allows us both to do what we want to do without the added worry of me having a job. We love our life. It’s that simple
The second thing is that when we got our second puppy I told Dawson he would have to get up early with her. I got up early with Memphis so now it’s his turn. I went to work at 5 am Monday through Friday and so I was up at 4:30 am with Memphis every day (even on the weekends) because that was her routine. The last few weeks have been weird since Dawson got laid off and now he’s started back to work and he was doing more than he normally does with the dogs. But now that he is back to work I don’t think it’s unfair of me to ask him to take Dixie out at 7-8 am when he’s getting ready for work and take her out a few times after he gets home from work. Especially when I am stuck with both of them all day. Mama needs a break come 6:30 (dog mama that is). My job doesn’t end at 5:30 or 6 or 6:30…it ends when I go to sleep and starts when I wake up at 8:30-9 am. Though I don’t physically go out and work, I work around the house each and every day on top of being a student and a wife. I take care of the vacuuming, mopping, dusting, washing the dishes, doing laundry, cooking dinner, and taking care of the dogs, all on top of going to class and doing homework. And I very rarely ask Dawson to help with ANY of those things except for when he gets home he takes over the responsibility of taking care of the dogs. That’s it.
We have chosen this life. It’s not for everyone and not everyone understands it. It’s what we want for ourselves though. It helps us connect at the end of the day when I’m not pissed off from having smoothies or coffee thrown at me or from being yelled at because I didn’t have a penny for change. My life is just as stressful as his even though I don’t have a desk job or stand on my feet all day. I manage the money. I plan almost everything. I have to juggle life and being a student at the same time. And let me tell you it’s not easy. But I signed up for this. Not only am I living out my own dream but so is Dawson and if you don’t believe that…look at the picture of him attached to this article when I was walking down the aisle and if that doesn’t convince you I don’t know what will. This man is the love of my life. Never complains when I ask him to do something even if I am nagging him. Never complains if I’m in a bad mood when he comes home because school is stressful. We figure it out together. We are happy. We don’t need a house, all the money in the world, or the most expensive things. We have each other and our two puppies. That’s all we need and that’s all we want. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk:)
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Sydney Brooke Haywood