Wedded Bliss: Happily Ever After

We’ve finally reached the last post in my Wedded Bliss series & it’s made my heart smile to recreate & share our special day with you all. I’ve explored the befores, durings & afters so now it’s time to look at the happily ever after.

Five Years Time

For years I’ve dreaded the “where do you see yourself in five years time?” questions because until he put a ring on it, I literally didn’t have a clue; I was coasting from one dead-end, minimum wage, part-time job to another, scraping by in my one-bed flat with no company but my dog & the occasional (like, very occasional!) visit from a friend. I didn’t know how to get out of the rut or even why I should get out of the rut when I felt I had nothing more going for me than just that.

Our three-piece family

Now I know exactly what I want. And, because we didn’t blow every penny we had on a lavish wedding thanks to our budget friendly day, it’s entirely possible to get there with a bit of work.

Individually our future plans are almost entirely career based but we’re on the same path for our couples goals.

Living The Dream

The ultimate lifetime dream is for him to make it big in wrestling & bring home the bacon as the stereotypical man’s man while I stay at home, housewifing & wagging & looking after our home & kids with a cute little office from which I earn a living as a published writer.

…But, as it stands, our only child is of the canine variety & I need to cling to my day job in insurance to pay the bills & fund this dream while, on his side, he works his lycra leotard off in the ring doing the same.

Crater

Crater has been wrestling for some years now & is edging ever closer to his ultimate goal with resident bookings in the Britwres scene, lengthened stints at twice-daily summer camp shows like Butlins, regular international bookings alongside childhood heroes of the WWE & TV exposure worldwide through ITV original WOS Wrestling. He has many fingers in many pies that are all cooking away nicely.

Proud wifey paparazzi from ITV’s WOS UK Tour at Blackpool Towel Ballroom

Don’t Quit The Day Job

For myself, I’m working towards progressing in my “normal” job for financial security both to help pay off the debts I have coming out of every orifice & to squirrel away money bit by bit to hopefully help fund enough for me to follow my dream of writing. Because, sadly, any writing I did now in any capacity would be unpaid due to my zero experience or portfolio, despite having a degree in Advertising Media & a lifelong passion (& dare I say talent?) for words with several “unofficial” bits under my belt. I mean, features writer of a Busted fanzine when I was 14 seemed like a fantastic “career choice” at the time, but…!

Because all career-driven adults need Disney notebooks

On the parenthood front, as much as it was the dream for me to have kids by the time I reached 30, neither of us are in a position to start a family right now. To put it honestly, we have too many issues of our own to set straight financially & medically before wheels can be put in motion. But in a few years time? We can absolutely do this. And I’m already working on rectifying both of those issues ready for when that time comes.

Live For Today!

But with all that said, planning for a happily ever after is all well & good but life’s too short not to live for today. Working in insurance I see on a daily basis that we never know what might be lurking around the corner.

I’m totally on board with working towards a happier, healthier, richer future for myself & my family but, for now, we’re both making it our mission to enjoy every day as it comes – today is our happily ever after. And the day after that. And the day after that.

Dani | Mrs Dani Crater x

(“Wedded Bliss: Happily Ever After” was first published by Mrs Dani Crater 88 on “The Unseasoned Wag” blog)

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