Three fast years and counting

By Staff
Jason Cannon, FCT Publisher
Yesterday, Tiffany and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary.
Three years doesn't sound like all that long but keep in mind, not only do Tiffany and I live together, we work together, too.
I think we should get prorated credit for at least an additional year.
Most couples get at least an eight-hour "break" from one another while they are at work, but not us.
The biggest break we get from one another is the five-minute ride to and from work.
We've heard hundreds of people tell us that there was no way they could work with their spouse and hundreds would be a conservative estimate.
There are times that it is inconvenient – like when Lizzie is sick or when we want to go on vacation – but in general it's really not all that bad. It works well for us.
We take a lot of our work home with us but that's unavoidable. When most couples get home from work, they talk about their day.
Where we differ is that we already know about each other's day, so while at home we refine what happened that day and come into work the next day with a plan that has been thought out very thoroughly.
This cuts down on formal meetings and I think it makes us more productive.
There's also the matter of quality time. Working the hours that this job demands, I get to see her a lot more than I would if she didn't work here.
Newspapers can be very demanding of ones time and any journalist will tell you that it takes someone who understands that to make a marriage work.
Tiffany understands it perfectly because she's been there, she's done that and she's seen it first-hand.
Still, the fact that Tiffany and I have managed to balance our professional and personal lives doesn't mean it's always easy.
Do we disagree occasionally?
Sure we do. We spend 23 hours a day together, and you can't agree with someone all the time.
But we tend to get over it a lot faster than most people because we depend on one another for so much. In our three years together I can't name one thing that I would change for the next three years. And if the last 1095 days are any indication, the next three years will be just as full as the first three.

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