It all started with money. It always starts with money. I am always reminded that it’s the No. 1 reason couples get divorced, so I hate money arguments.
But this week, when I was falling apart over dollars and cents, you got me through it with common sense — oops, this is turning into a country song.
We made decisions about our future, and what is important to us. I know things will be hard at times. But being able to look at our declaration — our plan — is going to give me strength. Knowing what we are doing has a purpose — a very good purpose — is going to make the sacrifices worthwhile.
Because I would rather eat Kraft Dinner with you and be happy, than eat steak and fight because we’re stressed out about money.
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.)