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 writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 11-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes for my kids, 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 as a writer. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)