Time is a significant part of relationships – how much time you spend together and what you do with that time. I find this to be particularly true as my love language is quality time. Brad and I have spent a lot of time together. Because our relationship started when we were just 15 years old, we have grown into the people we are now together.
This conversation is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All opinions and writing are my own.
Brad and I have been married for six years, but more than that, we have been together for 12. We began dating in grade nine (cue the “awww”), and we got married at the young and naive age of 21.
After getting married, I learned more about climate change, unethical practices used in big corporations, and social injustice going on all over the world. You could say I got woke. This pulled on my heart, and I couldn’t participate in these corrupt systems once I knew. Some of these are why I got into natural health and wellness to begin with. And Brad was right on board with me.
As our world view expanded, Brad and I decided to become vegetarian. Together we committed to buying ethically. We have gone to counselling separately and together. We have traveled, gone on adventures, and tried all sorts of new experiences. Our time is spent learning and growing and working toward living our best lives.
We have also had times of struggle – pain, mistakes, and heartache. We have experienced financial instability, mental health struggles, being (unfairly) evicted, physical health conditions, and more. The important thing is that we journey through all of these times – for better and for worse – together.
That is why this Dover JORD wood watch is the perfect Valentine’s gift for me to give him. It represents time – the time we have had together thus far and all of the time that is still to come. Time is never promised, so it is important to make the most of what we have each day. And we want to spend our time together.
This watch also represents the shared values we have developed together. Each and every JORD wood watch is made from sustainably sourced wood, and JORD ensures the safety and well being of the people who handcraft them.
The JORD wood watch for Brad arrived wrapped around a burlap pillow inside of a gorgeous wooden box with an additional lower drawer. Inside that drawer you can store the multiple cleaning cloths, finishing oil, extra links, and humidity control pack which is all included.
I was so impressed by the thought and care that goes into each package. And of course, Brad was over the moon with the watch’s incredible quality and style.
You can enter to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD website. One person will win the prize, but everyone who enters will receive a consolation code for $25 when the contest ends. JORD has a wide variety of men’s watches as well as women’s watches to suit anyone’s style, so you can use it toward a JORD wood watch for your Valentine or one for yourself.
The contest closes Sunday, February 19th at 11:59 pm. The gift codes will expire on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.