Both my baby and I have been sick this week and so I have not been on the internet much. But the following is one of the few posts that I had a chance to see that made an impact on me. And that I know will make an impact on you too. Please make sure to check it out.
“How I Learned I Needed To Date My Husband” was a post I found on Jelly Beans Journal that I completely agreed with and understood. I met Kerstin & Chelse at the Build Your Blog Conference that I have posted about (read here & here). They were probably two of my favorite people that I met at the conference. I was impressed with their drive and with how much clarity they had about why they started their blogs in the first place. They knew what was important to them and seemed to really be committed to constantly try to make those important things number one in their lives. In the post mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph, Kerstin talks about how easy it was to forget that she likes her husband. Of course she loves him, but they spend so little time together that she forgot how fun it was to just spend time with him. Just him.
I am super busy with not only work, helping family members, but with taking care of my little boy (who I mention is sick right now so it takes a lot more of my time, but it’s a labor of love). Finding along time with my husband is hard. One, because we both want to spend time with our child since we have such busy schedules. We want to spend time as a family. Two, it’s hard to find people you trust to watch your kid (in fact, my list of people who can watch my kid is pretty short). Three, we’re so exhausted on the rare days we don’t have work or have anything else planned, that it’s hard to plan a real date. But before we got married and again before our baby was born, we made a deal with each other to at least go on a date either once a week or once every two weeks. Right after having the baby, that was a hard deal to keep. But we have gotten a lot better about it. Kerstin’s post is a great reminder to all of all about taking time for our spouse or other people who are important to us. Go and check it out.
On the comments below, tell me what you have done to make sure you spend one-on-one time with the people you love?