Every couple of months, Ian and I sit down to talk about our expectations, wants, and needs. Naturally, with the start of the new year, discussing our desires was necessary. These things are simple to implement but help strengthen our relationship.
SHARED MORNING TASKS
Every morning, Ian is responsible for making our bed. I, in turn, pack the lunches. This helps us not resent one another and makes us feel like a team.
BEATLES, BAGELS, AND COFFEE SUNDAYS
If you are an avid The Traveling Nurse reader, you know that every Sunday, Ian and I get bagels and coffee and listen to the Beatles. This is something we plan to upkeep as it is guaranteed time together…and who doesn’t love a bagel!?
This is the hardest one for us. Life gets so hectic. Sometimes we don’t want to go out in the world on the weekend. This new year, we plan on going out on a date at least once a week!
I don’t know how this happened, but in Iceland, I could not stop swearing. This is completely unlike me! Now we have to place $20 into our couple’s saving if either of us swears.
Saving can be hard to do with traveling. But it is doable with the proper mindset. We plan on contributing as much as we can to our savings account in 2018!
To decrease the chance of resentment, Ian and I share household chores. We do the laundry together and even meal prep together. This doesn’t happen every week, but we do our best to share the chores!
Every month or so as needed, we discuss our needs. This will be maintained in 2018!
This has to keep happening in 2018. Who doesn’t love matching Christmas pajamas?!