I Had to Admit to Myself That I Can’t Do Everything
Handling the maintenance on a house alone is not very simple if you have a job, children and a life. It seemed like it would be so much easier before I bought my home, but I’ve been falling behind in a big way. So, I’ve been getting help from some outside companies with it. There’s the Long Island tree pruning company I called to come help me with the trees on my property. There’s also the landscaper who comes to handle my flower beds and my lawn every two weeks. The exterior of my house was looking really grimy after being neglected for many years, so I ended up calling someone who could come and make it look clean and new again.
I’ve always enjoyed making things and doing things myself, but I found that I just couldn’t keep up. It’s not about saving money, I just like staying active and the sense of pride that I feel when I accomplish things. The latter is one of the reasons why it took me so long to call for outside help. I felt like I was a failure because I couldn’t keep up with taking care of my home on my own. My kids are getting older, which means they are involved with a lot of school activities that I take them to. I’m now taking night classes to try to finish my art degree. I also work. I couldn’t up with it all.
It’s hard to admit that you need help sometimes, but it’s worse for your home to fall apart. If things get to that point, it costs a lot of money to fix the issue. It took me awhile to realize that there’s no shame in getting assistance. I also had to remind myself that I have a job and can easily afford some inexpensive help from time to time. It’s also nice to come home on the weekend now and focus on my kids and my own school homework instead of rushing around to try to get everything done around the house, too.