Earlier this week I had fun browsing through old Valentines and marriage posts (it’s always a good time reading what wisdom my 22 year old self thought she could impart about love and relationships).
It is interesting to think about how our relationship has changed over the last seven years (SEVEN years!). In some ways we were just babies during those early newlywed years…but I also think we had some things right. I could learn a bit from this OLD post on how to balance school and a husband, for example.
In the business of the last year (two toddlers, a move, a summer of travel + fun + being unsettled, a semester of business school + recruiting + new friends + new city), the sheer amount of time Ben and I have spent together 1 on 1 has decreased dramatically. What used to be evenings in the same house have turned into late night studying at the library, girls night’s outs, campus events, and group dates with new friends. And it has been SO much fun.
But somehow, if I’m being really honest, we forgot about the need to spend time together, present, just the two of us.
This business school life has been a crash course on co-parenting and balancing and working really hard at being great co-captains of this team.
And in the middle of the balancing I’d forget that being a wife was more than being a good mom and a good roommate.
So this Valentine’s, instead of gushing about how proud I am of how hard Ben works or how handsome he is (which I am and he is), I’m sharing a few goals I’m setting for the two of us for the next three months (a full year of goals sounds daunting but three months seems manageable). Continue Reading