Romance Challenge Day 1

Romance Day 1

14 Day Romance Challenge – Day 1


One of the challenges of having a successful relationship is that after a while we become comfortable with each other. Eventually the honeymoon wears off and we settle into a routine that we’re both comfortable with and romance becomes a challenge.¬†This really struck home the other day when my significant other asked me if there was anything special I wanted to do for Valentine’s Day.
Now I remember Valentine’s Day when we were dating and remembered getting a piece of jewelry, never expensive because we were both young and poor, a card and flowers and a special dinner out.
My answer this time?
The truth is… I couldn’t think of anything special. What I really wanted to tell him was that I just wanted to stay home, maybe cozy up on the couch and watch a movie, and have him pick up dinner somewhere.
Now I’ve no doubt that whatever my S.O. comes up with I’ll be surprised and thankful. I know I’m loved and appreciated and he’d do anything for me.
But is that really romantic?
What I really want is for that spark to be fanned back into a blazing fire, not that there isn’t fire still left, but it’s more of a smoldering thing now.
Over Christmas I read “Twelve Days of Christmas” by Debbie McComber and remembered that the girl in the book killed her neighbor with kindness over 12 days.
I plan on doing the same thing with romance over the next fourteen days. And it turns out there is a book called 14 Days of Romance by Sharon Jaynes, which I’ll be using for ideas.
I promise to blog everyday about how my little experiment goes and wish me luck.
I’ve a feeling this Valentine’s Day season is going to be one to remember.

Romance Challenge – First Day Results

So I started simple this morning by sticking post-it notes where I knew my significant other would find them. Simple things like “I love you” and “This shower was built for two”.
When he went up to get ready for work, I was holding my breath to see what happened. Didn’t take long before I heard footsteps on the stairs – we have a two story house, and I got a hug and an offer of “Should I call in and take a vacation day”.
As much as I wanted to say yes, I couldn’t do that today.
Too bad! I’ve a feeling it would have been an interesting morning, truly fit for one of my spicy stories!
Not sure what I’m going to do tomorrow, but for now I can say that Day 1 wildly exceeded my expectations.

If any of you have ever tried anything like this, let me know how it worked out. Of if you’ve got tips or suggestions leave a comment too!

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6 thoughts on “Romance Challenge Day 1

  1. I cannot wait to hear how the rest of your experiment goes. I am pretty lucky because I am married to a wonderful husband whom works hard to keep the sizzle in our relationship alive. I have a feeling he would get along great with your husband!

  2. This whole challenge is great for helping people become aware of their partner and to not taking anything for granted. It is so important to stay present and to really relate to your mate with excitement and adventure. Phil and I are just about to celebrate our 13th anniversary and it just keeps getting better all the time.

    1. One of the things I’m constantly reminded of as I work my way through these 14 days is the importance of communication. I know how clich√© that sounds, but taking the time every day to sit and talk with your partner really is important. And showing how much you appreciate them is key too. Congrats on the 13th Anniversary!

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