importance of time away with your spouse
This past weekend, Michael and I spent a quick 48hrs in Colorado Springs together (I’ll be reviewing the resort we stayed at on the blog tomorrow, so make sure to check that post out!). It’s a little less than a 2hr drive from where we live, and we didn’t really make any major plans for the weekend…just decided to do a little weekend away together, and it was wonderful! We are big believers in the importance of pressing pause on life (even if its just for 48hrs) to spend time alone with your spouse. Michael and I are really fortunate to get to spend SO much time together! He’s getting his MBA right now – doing the part time program, so he just goes to class 2 nights a week. During the day, we are both home together almost all day everyday! He helps me with the blog or is always working on some project around the house. Even though we might be physically together (or close by) most days, it’s still really easy to go an entire day without really seeing each other, or really talking.
We had such an amazing time in Colorado Springs, even though we didn’t have huge plans, just because it was 48hrs to get away from school and work and any house projects…and just focus on being together! We sat at dinner for both nights for hours just talking and laughing. We got a couples massage and had amazing conversations on the hikes up there.
When you choose to take time away with your spouse, you are creating space for deeper conversations to happen and deeper intimacy to form as a result of that time together. Michael and I had conversations in CO Springs that I know we never would’ve had in the middle of a work week where we both have to-do lists that are 10 miles long. We talked through bigger dreams for the blog / my business, prayers for our baby, aspects of our marriage we want to grow in, and so much more!
Maybe you and your husband are able to go take a trip to Europe for two weeks together (which would be amazing), but if that’s not possible…never underestimate how impactful just a simple staycation can be together! If you live in Dallas, road trip to Austin for a weekend together, or stay in a hotel downtown for two nights. You don’t have to go anywhere fancy or make big plans. What’s important is that you two are prioritizing each other and your marriage. You’re willing to press pause on other commitments to just focus on each other!
If you’ve never done a staycation or little weekend get away together…I want to encourage you to maybe bring it up with your husband tonight! This time together can be really deep and meaningful and impactful and/or it can just be a super fun time away together to laugh and reconnect! For Michael and I, I’d love for us to prioritize this once every two months or so if we can!
I brought this faux leather weekender bag with me to CO Springs and it was the perfect size for a quick weekend getaway! I was honestly so surprised to find out it was under $100 because the quality is AMAZING and the bag is super durable.
Hope this post encourages you to set aside some one-on-one time with your man sometime soon! It might not always be the most convenient thing to do, but I promise, it’s always worth it! Thanks for reading!