We have a busy life. We run a photography studio. Darren works full time and then some. Our family lives out of town, his two hours to the west, mine two hours to the east. We’re fixing up our old house. Then there’s dance class, guitar lessons, yoga. Honestly, we don’t have much time for ourselves let alone each other.
So several months ago we decided to start going on weekly dates. It could be out for dinner, to a movie, mini golf, drinks, a play, or even just sipping steamers and walking around Chapters talking about books. It’s a few hours once a week to get away from our home and studio to focus on each other and why we fell in love in the first place.
Yes there have been hiccups, weeks missed here and there. Really we should probably just schedule the same bat-time and same bat-channel every week and guard it with our lives, but we haven’t gotten there yet.
How do you grow your love? Do you go on weekly dates? A weekend getaway once a month? Or is it as simple as a nice walk after work? Or whispering secrets in each other’s ears on a candlelit patio?