Once you leave school and become a bit older, it’s clear that everyone’s lives are on different trajectories – some people are destined for high flying careers taking them around the world, and others are more focused on getting a job and creating a happy home for themselves.
Both of those options are more than fine, depending on what you want to get out of life, but it might surprise you to hear how one woman went from one lifestyle to the other, and not in the way you might expect.
Cynthia Loewen, from Canada, decided to give up her career in medicine just a few years ago, in order to become a homemaker, as part of the increasingly popular TradWife movement.
“A couple of years ago I was really frustrated with my life. I was not really feeling the calling to become a boss-babe – I was feeling the calling to become a wife and a homemaker,” Cynthia, who previously held the title of Miss Canada, told The Sun. “I was supposed to be a doctor.”
So, after marrying her husband, together he and Cynthia decided that he would go out to work, while she took on the role of housewife, looking after their dogs, their home and soon their first child, who is on the way.
But, while many people can’t fathom why she would want to shift from having a good career to homemaking, Cynthia says she finds it so much more fulfilling.
“My husband is the primary breadwinner and I am in charge of the home,” she explained
“Working with my hands around my home does give me satisfaction, so much more compared to any other job that I had.”
A typical day for Cynthia includes getting up and going to the gym and walking her dogs, before putting on full housewife glam, ahead of a full day of tasks around the home.
Although she often switches up her routine, Cynthia, who also runs a YouTube detailing life as a TradWife, likes to set herself goals and challenges on a day-to-day, to help her feel motivated and accomplished.
“The more that you view homemaking as a job the more fulfilment you will get from it, just like any job just like any career you’re going to want to have goals,” she explained.
However, life as a TradWife goes beyond just cooking and cleaning for Cynthia, as she decided that her husband would make all the decisions for them as a couple, but she insists it’s not oppressive.
“I let my husband lead and that is so naturally difficult for me because I am a very stubborn person,” she said.
“My husband didn’t know when I began doing this, but he felt so much more appreciated and valued.”
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