For one of my (many) New Years resolutions, aka goals, is to make a vow to set aside time every week for my relationship. Last year was a year of challenges and I wanted to make sure this year Jason & I made the effort to enjoy each others company in other environments than our living room. I was skeptical when suggesting the idea to Jason that he wouldn’t go for it, but to my delight, he was very into the idea. There were only 3 rules I wanted to attach to this resolution and they are as follows:
- We would plan for Thursday every week, but re-schedule as needed.
- Jason & I would alternate on picking the evenings plans.
- The activity could be anything except sitting on the couch in our living room and watching TV.
Easy enough, right? We will see. Starting out slow and going out for a meal to focus on having a good conversation was the initial, but the eventual goal is to do more things we wouldn’t normally do. Be adventurous.
So far we have been on 3 dates and tonight is our 4th. I will do a brief run through on the first three dates on this post and then post weekly on further outings. This could be boring or it could be genius, who knows? What I do know is I have this blog and this will focus me on posting more regularly. Even if I assume people really don’t care what I’m doing enough to actually read a personal online diary.
Date 1: We had a late dinner at a restaurant we used to frequent because before we lived together this restaurant was the mid-way point between both our apartments.
Date 2: Steakhouse in our local area. We had both been craving steak so we decided to splurge. This place is Tiki themed and has a giant fish tank in the center of the dining room which ended up inspiring us.
Date 3: We went to a chain restaurant that we had a gift card that was given to us during the holidays. Might as well be thrifty date night! We also incorporated a nice long walk around the neighborhood of the restaurant after dinner. This helped us spend some quiet time together while getting in some very needed steps.Date 4: Next post…