For those of you who have followed me for any length of time you’ll know that this time of year I go into hyper-introspection mode. My habit is to evaluate my performance from the past year and develop a plan to get better; whatever that means. Usually this evaluation relates to my work and blog, but this year 100% of my evaluation and goal setting will pertain to my marriage.
2017 saw me meet all of my goals as they relate to my webpage, which always makes me happy. I also met all of my professional goals, which also makes me happy.
But the area that I have not put much goal-focus toward in the past is my marriage and I’m not sure why. My mission for 2018 is to spend the entire year “dating” my wife. I want to pursue her, impress her, love her as I did when we were dating. I don’t believe that the honeymoon period has to end. I believe it ends because we don’t put forth the same level of effort.
So here’s my marriage mission statement for 2018: “In all things, never stop dating my wife.” It is simple, effective and will serve as a great reminder to me to make sure we are my number one focus.
Do you make an effort to continue to pursue your spouse/significant other? Should you?