................and you`ll never work another day in your life.
my ex left me because she said i didn`t know the meaning of hard work.
well i do........
and i prefer not to.
i`m not adversed to building a deck or installing hardwood flooring or finishing basements.
i did that for 12 years.
what i have to show for that is the remnants of a sore back, a surgically repaired left bicep and many months and years of lost life due to fatigue.
i know what your thinking..........everyone has to earn a living, and you are correct.
and this goes to my point.
when i decided, and my ex agreed, that i change careers and start a therapy clinic i immediately felt that i`d made the right decision.
and so did my clients.
people lost weight, stopped smoking, dealt with anxiety and generally began to make improvements in thier lives as a result of my work.
raising two boys and working from home meant that i had to juggle clients and be a full-time dad while my ex went on with her career in nursing.
and i was fine with that.
my fees are reasonable for the industry and allowed us to pretty much kill a $300.000. mortgage in 15 years.
so when my common-law spouse of 15 years announced that she was going to sell the house and wanted to seperate..........
.......i was more than mildly suprised.
i was more suprised when she expressed her belief that the house was hers.
she told me that she felt that i wasn`t actually working and that i was sitting around talking...........
well, no shit. that`s what councelling is.
well so here we are, fast forwarded six months.
we have been to court twice and are going back in april to negotiate a settlement under the family law reform act here in ontario that allows for shit like this to be taken to a civil court in 2007.
so i`ve been writing this blog to keep some semblance of sanity while this all goes on.
i`ve lost my ability to earn a decent living in my home of 15 years and struggle to see clients in this crumbling old apartment or go to thier home when thats suitable.
and i only get to see my kids when they are too much for her to handle on week-ends.
but you know what?
i love what i do and all this just makes me determined to find financing to open a clinic before spring.