I’m not pregnant. And I’m kind of down, if I’m being totally honest.
I know I’m taking it early, and the First Response package said it was only about 68% effective to test this early. But I couldn’t wait. I was so sure.
Before I took the test, I told myself that if it came up negative, I would test again if my period doesn’t start by early next week. But I really felt like it was going to be positive. And now the idea of taking another one on Monday or Tuesday … makes me feel like this is going to happen all over again.
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)