HELLO AND WELCOME!!!
Thanks for stoppin’ by!! I’m Emmalyn, the Wonky Wife, and this is my blog. It’s all about the life of a wonky wife. (haha..that’s me!) I hope that as are reading through my posts and I ramble on that you will gain encouragement to accomplish all of your heart’s desires. Take a minute and get to know me…then sit a spell and check out all the other things thewonkywife.com has to offer!
There’s always been a little voice inside me that said, “You were meant to do bigger things.” For most of my life I squelched that little voice determining that I had watched too many happily-ever-after Disney movies. Adulthood proved to be difficult for me in more ways than one. A big ole welcome-to-the-real-world slap in the face is an accurate depiction. But daddy always told me that I could be anything I wanted to be. And that is what this blog is about. Becoming who and what I WANT to be. No boundaries. It’s about conquering negativity, setting goals and achieving dreams. The first of my very numerous goals is to share with everyone the journey from the very beginning….the “real” stuff….a normal person that accomplishes everything she’s ever wanted.
WHO AM I?
I am a 25 year old odd ball. A new wife to the most wonderful, selfless man I have ever met. Not yet a mother but can’t wait! I’m a little hyper every now and then. Charismatic in most all of my dealings. A little too confident sometimes. (pssshh….as if that were possible!) An aspiring rancher and writer. My career goals = wife/mother/homemaker. I bake when I have an excuse to give the carbs away to unsuspecting victims…lol! Art is seriously the most relaxing, wonderful thing on the planet…imo. I read alot when it gets cold. If I’m not reading in the winter I might be crocheting. If I see it, and I can make it, I won’t typically buy it. I love my animals…two dogs and a cat currently but a million more to come. Most of all, I’m a Christian who’s just trying to better my life and purpose through Jesus. I might be a little all over the place but my head is on straight. I know where I want to go and I know it takes hard work and dedication to get there.
SO, WHAT DO I WANT?
Where do I even start? Here’s the lineup, in no particular order of course. I want a happy, successful marriage. A house full of kids. Lots of land to build a working farm and homestead. A business. A great church. Good friends. Financial security. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, getting there is the challenge. When I say I want a house full of kids I also mean that I want to be a stay-at-home mother, potentially a homeschooling mother. When I say I want a farm… I’m talking rolling acres with animals of every kind that not only provides for my family but replaces the income we lose when I stop working outside the home. When I say I want a business…it means pumpkin patches, hayrides, u-pick orchards, petting zoos and champion show goats.
I’ve have been told that I should just pick one. “Dreams are one thing….being realistic is another” So exactly what defines realism? Who says I can’t build an empire if that’s what I’ve set out to do? Am I to limit my abilities to what those around me determine to be achievable? The way I look at it…it’s how I DEFINE what’s realistic. So call me a “go-getter” but I set the bar high.
WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?
Just like I mentioned before, my ultimate goal is to MAKE the life I’ve always wanted. So here I will show you how you can do that too. Like many others before me, I noticed the price tag for Pottery Barn curtains, or Anthropologie bedding, can be a little ridiculous….but you better believe the ones I MAKE will be just as beautiful. If I want my house to look like a page out of Southern Living, it will…but because I picked up my sewing machine or my paintbrush or my big, wooden spoon and made it happen. In addition to DIY and decorating, I will provide organization tips, recipes, bible studies, book reviews and occasionally an excerpt from my personal thoughts (no penny necessary) #seewhatididthere #pennyforyourthoughts
WHY “WONKY” WIFE?
Wonky: adj. wierd, crazy, loony, not quite right, out of sorts. a mix of bonkers and wacky
I’ve never been one to do things the “normal” way. I don’t follow the most current trend. I don’t usually care if someone thinks my clothes are odd, my hair is off, my accent has “way too much twang”…in fact, nine times out of ten I’m going against the current. And that’s okay. That’s how I like it. Challenging the status QUO is the way to GO!
Thank you so much for investing valuable minutes out of your day to read about the life of a wonky wife. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for your support. My hope is that you can derive encouragement and inspiration from the little tid bits that I write. Please comment when you like something and share with friends and family. And don’t forget that reality is how YOU define it. If you want it, make it happen.
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