I Thought I Was an Independent Woman

So, I don’t publicly post about when Dave is out-of-town because the last time I posted to social media about something humble-braggy, a giant rock flew through our window that night. We either have a crazy jealous stalker, or we have bad luck and some bratty children in our ‘hood. I’ll let you decide which is more likely, because I sure have no idea.

Needless to say, he’s been gone for the past week-ish at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. And I’ve been lonely, and so not feeling like an ~empowered independent woman~. I’ll admit it. I’ll even confess it. I’ve become that girl. The one who’s reliant on a man.

Independent Woman Remind Me Why Do I Need A Man? / hellorigby!

10 Ways that I’m not an Independent Woman:

1. I hate taking out the trash. In my world, that’s the man’s job. Oops.
2. Ditto with the recycle. I just can’t lift and carry as much!
3. Bugs. Killing bugs. Gross gross gross.
4. I’m kind of afraid of the dark. I always think someone is lurking outside looking in our windows. Kind of unlikely, but having a man around makes me feel better.
5. I don’t like taking the dog potty at night, for nearly the same reason. It’s creepy and dark outside!

Beyonce Independent Woman  / hellorigby!

Yeah, I bought my own car. I am definitely financially independent.

6. Cooking for one SUCKS. You either have to eat whatever you made for the next week, or you eat out. This must be why “family” frozen dinners were invented, so you could pretend to have a family!
7. The dumbest one: I had to pump my own gas.
8. Having to warm up the bed all by myself. Takes FOREVER, and my dog refuses to ever snuggle on the covers. What a brat.
9. You can’t drive in the carpool lane if you’re a party of one. It takes way longer to get anywhere. Awesome.
10. And finally… no one could reassure me that my outfit looked good, or give me opinions on these new pants I bought from Nordstrom on sale. Ugh, the humanity!

Okay, so perhaps I like having my man around… But I’m pretty sure I’ll always be an independent woman. Just one that doesn’t love to take out the trash or deal with other minor inconveniences.

What are some of the things you like your significant other to do so you don’t have to? ;)
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58 thoughts on “I Thought I Was an Independent Woman

  1. Kerry

    I’m sure you’re capable of doing most of those things, you just prefer not to. :)
    Honestly, I don’t really rely on people to do anything like that for me. I’m quite happy doing heavy lifting, hard work and DIY. I throw spiders etc out of the nearest window usually, or sometimes I just let them stay.
    I’ve always been the one who does the jobs such as searching the house when we hear a noise, or getting rid of spiders, whoever I’ve lived with. It’s just something that I got used to.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, you’re totally right, Kerry! Capable but not a fan of most of these things! I definitely am used to living on my own, but I forgot what it was like. You’re a brave one for tackling those spiders, I am not a fan of them. I prefer to ignore them or have my boyfriend release them into the great outdoors. :D

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ugh yeah, bugs are gross. I had a spider fall on me from the ceiling once, and anytime I feel a weird sensation on my arm I immediately panic thinking its a spider. So gross.

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  2. Jenn @ Business, Life & Design

    I’m pretty good about taking out the trash, and walking the dog, and those types of “man chores.” I guess if I’m really honest with myself, I prefer for my boyfriend to do the picture hanging (because it’s hard and because I’m afraid to mess up the wall), and I used to always ask him to clip the dog’s nails, because I was afraid of hurting him (the dog). I got over that last one though! I made myself be brave and just do it, and nothing bad has happened yet.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      oh yes, picture hanging is the worst! we’re both pretty terrible at “handy” type chores, which sucks! Rigby is absolutely petrified of having his nails clipped, I ended up teaching him how to file his own! ;)

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  3. Jenn @ Business, Life & Design

    Sorry if I post twice – I’m having issues with the comment form.

    I’m pretty good about taking the trash out and other “man chores” but I guess if I’m really honest with myself there are certain things I prefer to have my boyfriend do. Hanging pictures (I’m afraid I’ll mess up the drywall and it’s hard) and clipping the dog’s nails (what if I hurt him?). I did get over the second one though. I just made myself do it and nothing bad happened!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Uh oh! What issues did you have? I’m not sure if there’s much I can do since its just native WP comments though…

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  4. Kenzie

    I am so with you on the dark, ugh. I can’t stand being in the dark when I am by myself. It’s crazy how much we rely on our guys for things but we don’t realize it until they aren’t home ha ha.

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  5. Meagan

    I am the same way – especially about the dark! My husband was in Canada last week and I didn’t sleep more than 4 hours a night. I was a real treat to come home to :)

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  6. Kristen

    this is the best post ever.
    i hate taking the trash and recycling out too. a friend of mine made a comment about it when i said ‘that’s his job’ and she just looked at me like ‘it’s 2014 kristen’ and i was like, what. we split jobs up and that’s his job. as are all the other manly things, and some of the woman things. haha. but seriously, how am i supposed to get dressed without someone telling me i look good?!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      HAHA, i tell him “its a man’s job” and he tells me that I’m a bad feminist. Whatever, I just hate dealing with the trash, it’s gross. But yeah, we split up jobs too, I’d much rather deal with the laundry! :)

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  7. Lena

    Oh, I hear you about taking the dog out at night…I much prefer doing it with someone (or staying in and watching OITNB while he does it haha). I like my alone time, but usually one or two days is enough, and then I’m ready for my partner in crime to come home!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      haha, i totally try to get him to take the dog out late at night. every little noise freaks me out so much more when its dark out! but yeah, he was gone for 6 days this time and the longest he’d been gone was about 3 days. it was way too long!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ugh that sucks! I’m glad your man drives you, that’s pretty sweet! We take turns, since neither of us love driving in fun Seattle traffic. :P

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    1. Jenn Post author

      luckily we don’t have a lawn to mow, otherwise that would totally be on here! the one small benefit of condo living ;)

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  8. Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn

    Haha. I love this! I think we all have things that we don’t like to do, so it’s nice when we have someone who’s willing to do them for us. Troy takes out the trash most of the time and I’m totally okay with that. We do things equally, but we’ll bargain for the things we don’t like doing. He’ll take out the trash and I’ll do some other chore in the house that he doesn’t want to do. :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yep, exactly! I deal with the laundry and he deals with the trash/recycle. Works well almost all of the time! :)

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  9. Kristan

    Hahahahaha! There are sooooooo many things I would rather he do! Of course I am capable of them (most of the time, that is), but one of my very least favorite is washing my own car. Cold, wet hands? No, thank you!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Car washing is definitely not fun! I was so excited to get free car washes for life when I bought my car. Best perk ever.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      That’s totally understandable, sketchy gas stations suck. One time I was pumping gas in Seattle when this creepy homeless person was glaring at me, swearing and mumbling while walking towards me very fast. I gave up on finishing pumping gas and got the hell out of there!

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