What's YOUR Normal?
Many conversations we have as WAGS are filled with questions about the choices we make on how we live this thing called “baseball life.”
“Why do you stay home to work instead of spending time with your husband?” “Why don’t you get a real job instead of following a man around?" “Why do you homeschool your children, won’t they miss out on social interactions?” “Why would you keep your kids in public schools, don’t they miss their dad when he’s gone?” “Why haven’t you had kids yet? You’re getting older.” “Why did you start having kids when he’s still playing, you’re basically a single mom.” “Why haven’t you bought a home yet, don’t you want to settle down?” “Why would you invest in a home you never get to spend time in?” “Isn’t sharing a vehicle hard, you should both have one.” “What’s the point of having two vehicles, he’s never around to use his anyway.” “Aren’t all those plane tickets to visit expensive, you should save your money!” “Why don’t you visit more often, don’t you miss him?” “Don’t you miss home?” “Don’t you wish your life was normal?”
This. Is. Our. Normal.
Each of us have our own, unique version of “baseball life.” For those on the outside looking in, we all seem to live the same lifestyle, so why do the choices we make look so different when it comes to how we manage it? It's easy to compare the thousands of ways we choose to live our baseball lives and question whether or not we are making “the right choices.” But here’s a little secret, no matter how different our choices may seem, we're all making the “right choice” when it comes to how to live this life. The right choice is not whether or not we travel, have kids, have jobs, save, or spend. The right choice is whatever is best for our families, marriages, relationships, priorities, and goals.
So we want to know, what's YOUR normal? And why?
We would love to share some perspective on this never ending conversation of “why” we live the way we do, since SO many people seem to have misconceptions about our lives. Share your answers below and we may feature them in an upcoming blog post!
By answering the questions below, you are consenting to your answers being shared via the WAGS in Real Life blog. Please keep in mind all of these questions are to shed light on why our unique ways of doing things create loving, fulfilling, and joy-filled lives for each of us and better our lives. Make your answers as detailed as you want.
We can’t wait to read your answers and incorporate them into a blog post that is sure to bring out the best in all of our personal baseball lives!