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!