A rare Friday blog heading into this weekend.
(this is what works for my relationship + not necessarily yours.) Some things to consider….
Sunday is Valentine's Day, and there's been much talk about it this year - clients asking me if Mike and I are doing anything, buying each other gifts.
Flat out - we're not.
It's not that we don't love each other, it's simply that our life + relationship is designed that we don't wait to show our love because of a holiday. We don't wait to give a gift until the calendar says it's a good time to do so.
Our partnership (and I use that word specifically) creates the space for love + generosity. It's one of our core values, so we better damn make sure it's happening.
We've worked hard to create a true partnership. Our vision + goals, day to day routine is all designed to support one another to be our best.
We've always gotten comments about how happy we are. Well, duh..I wouldn't have it any other way! That doesn't mean our lives are perfect + neither of us is without faults (believe me, I can be bitchy when I'm in a funk!) And, life is too short to be in an unhappy relationship.
SO we create happiness.
It hasn't always been easy. We've worked hard. Moved through a lot of shit….and we've always done it together. Because we're partners in this life. Creating a relationship we choose, no matter what people think of it.
:: Yes, we go to bed before 9pm (ideally)
:: Yes, we get up at a crazy-early hour (or sometimes sleep in if sleep is what's required)
:: Our idea of weekend fun is being together + watching Suits
:: We each have our own hobbies
:: We are independent + always encourage the other to take time for ourselves
:: We have complete trust in each other
:: He eats vegetarian because I cook + don't eat meat
So here's the thing. It's not perfect. It's creation in every moment + it's what we each choose. Our lives are incredibly busy, and we always make time to be together. Frankly, it's what we love to do the most, be together. We don't require a holiday for that to be the case.
It's not flashy or fancy, it's built on love, respect + generosity. What can I do today to make your life a little easier. To allow you to be your best self?
I'll take that any day of the week.