My husband and I are taking our first trip to Hawaii this week. The trip is being sponsored by his employer, and they are paying the bulk of our expenses – even better! Neither one of us has ever been to Hawaii, and we’re excited about the opportunity to share another “first” together. We have had many “firsts,” including our first date, our first Fall foliage tour, our first vacation, our first anniversary…and the list goes on.
As we prepare for the trip and make our plans, I can’t help but think about the value of time spent together, sharing history, making memories, and connecting with each other away from the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life. The best part is that I get to “hang out” with my best friend. Reminding each other of our favorite moments, laughing at our own inside jokes, or simply sitting in quiet reflection are the types of things that make time away special.
While we revel in the fun of the vacation and the new experiences, we also like the reminders of all of the wonderful moments we’ve spent together. I think this is one of the many things that helps keep us close. We value the memories while we look forward to the opportunities to check things off of our bucket list.
When was the last time you and your special someone looked back at the happy moments, then dreamed about your tomorrows and the adventures you might share together. What would it be like if you took the opportunity to make your own memories by experiencing new “firsts?”
How about this for a challenge: Find something new, something neither one of you has ever done. Plan for it. Get excited about it. Look forward to it. Take the time to enjoy this new experience together. My husband has a saying, “Write a story worth telling your grandchildren.” Maybe you’re too young to have grandchildren right now. Maybe you already do. Either way, make the most of that “first,” and make it a story worth telling!