Hello and welcome to the Colorado Springs Housewives in the City page! I hope you have a calendar handy, because I am going to fill it with some fun!
I am currently working as a restaurant manager in Old Colorado City, located here in Colorado Springs. I am a Valentine baby and love every holiday, but my favorite season is Fall. I am an artist (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know how that sounds) and a seamstress, I love to make crafts and cook and sing! My favorite color is purple, I love pizza and cheeseburgers, I believe in aliens, I like to climb trees and rocks, and as a kid I was basically the girl from 'Brave'. I have been spit on, slapped, kicked, punched, hated and just generally disliked by plenty. I don't care anymore. I have done plenty that I am proud of. I have come to terms with my life and I am going to live it. You can be angry about the hand you're dealt, or you can work with it. You can be angry about your shitty day, or you can tell it to someone to brighten theirs. You have to realize that stories are great because of the bad things that happen and how we push thru them, not because everything went well. No great story comes from peace and quiet. I'm going to start making some noise!
This blog is about us housewives, we are human and we have needs. Like having a night off! Or at least having fun once in awhile! I will be trying my hardest to help you do just that from now on. Just because we take care of our houses doesn't mean we are chained to them.
I have been with my boyfriend, Chad, for almost 5 years now (farts and all). This is definitely the longest relationship I have ever had. We live together with our 2 fur babies, both boys, Donatello Wolfenstein (Donnie) a siberian husky and Sir Scout Salot (Scout) a chocolate lab. We both love them to pieces and couldn't imagine not having them in our lives, and I hope that someday they will be my kid's dogs too.
I am almost 27 years old... boy, that is weird to see written down! That number looks so much bigger when you say it's an age lol. As a kid, I really only dreamed about what my life would look like up to about 23, I never thought about it this far. Of course, I made assumptions, like most children, about my future. Like at age 5 I decided I would be married by 22 and get started on making children and watch them grow up. To grow up, as I had done, by age 22. It wasn't until I was 23 that I realized that nobody feels grown up and nobody knows what they are doing (have you seen Joe Rogan do stand-up? He puts it better than I could). It was the scariest thing to think. There was no path designed, there was no guaranteed 'plan of attack', we are all just aimless.
Did you know that most forest trails are actually started by the wildlife, like deer? They walk in a direction and all the other deer just follow the scent of the first ones. Over time, deer following deer, a path is beaten. That's what history is, just a bunch of us following each other, trying to find a path. But we forget that a path doesn't actually exist, it's just an arbitrary line that we put meaning to. We think that because our parents followed this path, this is THE path. But a path is just where the grass has worn away, a path doesn't exist and we are all following each other's scent because we are not sure what else to do. We are told to follow the path and we will be fine, but there are brigands waiting down the line, they followed this 'path' too. Even when we find this path to be false, we try to stick to the path because it makes us feel safe. We keep looking for the path, to guide us, to make us feel like we have somewhere to be... but there is no path. Not even to the deer, we are all just trying to follow each other's scent, hoping that what we are smelling is 'success'.
Now that I've gotten used to this 'mid-twenties crisis' (I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm 'past' it), I now take comfort in the thought that nobody else knows what we are doing, nobody else feels like a 'grown-up' either. We may not know where we are going, but we are together! You are not alone it feeling this way, you are not alone.
Welcome to the first time I've ever written a blog! My 13 year old self thought I would be writing them all the time. I would have important things to say and write, surely! (hah, yeah, ok) By 19, I thought, why would I do that? Nobody knows me or cares enough about anything I do or say for it to matter what I put down. Why should I write at all?
I found a note between my cousin and I (in code, of course) from when we were little, we were discussing something silly. Something which at one point I cared about. Though the topic is no longer important, I enjoyed reading it.
Have you ever seen MadMen? This character, Ken Cozgrove, wasn't the most important character, but it didn't matter what he said, it just mattered that he wrote something down. When his boss told him he couldn't write anymore, even though it didn't hurt the company for him to be writing books on the side, they told him to stop. Even though that is what he loved to do, he agreed. It didn't seem like it mattered compared to his job. In an episode, he was accidentally shot in the face by a client. As he fell backwards and stopped moving, all I could think was "the things he wrote are now the last, he wasn't finished writing! He had more left!".
My dad used to tell me "you make a joke, if it makes you laugh. You say something funny for yourself, if it amuses someone else, great. But you make yourself laugh first." I've tried to remember that above all things. You need to make yourself laugh first.
Sometimes you have to remember to make yourself laugh first, that it doesn't always matter what you put down as long as it is something, because someday you may be gone and what you have written may be all that is left (no matter how silly). Like Ken Cozgrove, you have so much left to write that you don't even know. You need to make yourself laugh first.
(And just because I know you are freaking out about it, Ken survived being shot it the face hah.)
I'm going to live my life making myself laugh first. You are welcome to join me :]
Greetings and salutations from Colorado Springs! My name is Elise, I'm the Colorado Springs HouseWife in the City! I love my boyfriend and my 2 fur babies! I'm a restaurant manager by day and blogger by night! I'm an artist and a seamstress in my spare time and I just love to bake and sing in the shower! I've become more health conscious in recent years and have decided to start living more! As a person we are in charge of ourselves, it is our job to make ourselves a better person everyday. This is my journey to making peace with my aging body and to start treating it and my mind better. As a person and as a woman!
Please join me in all my adventures by following me on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and, of course, on this blog for the beautiful city of Colorado Springs! Stay tuned for announcements on local get togethers and networking opportunities! Get a babysitter and lets have a GIRL'S NIGHT OUT!