Love Means Never Having To Say ‘Get a Job’

Nearly 24 years ago, I married my college sweetheart. I didn’t realize then that the thing I loved most about Bill, his entrepreneurial spirit, would be an ongoing source of both tremendous excitement and deep anxiety. It took the Great Recession for me to understand that while all good plans and dreams can be altered by forces far greater than our singular selves, it is what we do in these times of disruption that marks who we are. My husband? During the months he was between jobs, I discovered this: he likes to clean out the garage.