“Life throws so much at you: bills, pressure, work, stress, kids, “real” life, drama, mother-in-laws, mortgage payments. The day in and day out battle of life slowly drains the love out of our relationships.”
An enlightening question from a friend this week….”So, why do you blog?” My first automatic response was something like, “To share our travel ideas, to be a part of the travel blogging community, give encouragement to others, to get out and see the world.” Yada, yada, yada. Blah, blah, blah.
But the real reason we travel blog, is YOU. Boil it all down, we want others to find happiness in their relationships. Luci and I have our struggles that’s for sure and as our “catchy” blog name reflects…our relationship is far from perfect. We fight. A lot. But it’s ok.
We count ourselves blessed to have visited some incredible places together during our 15 years of marriage. But when it comes down to it, these places don’t really matter. (We are totally serious!) What matters most to us was that we did it together as a couple. The number of stamps in our passport doesn’t matter. What matters is what is stamped on our souls.
We set out our blogging journey with a simple mission: Encourage other couples to leave the kids with the grandparents for a week and go somewhere together. If you don’t have the $$$ to do it today, set a goal. Don’t be stupid and put it all on a credit card. BAD MISTAKE! You will make things worse. Trust us, a vacation that you saved and scrimped for will be sweeter. Work together. Save. Sacrifice. Then do it. Most importantly don’t let the time together be wasted. Savor every second. Talk to each other. Renew.
Life throws so much at you: bills, pressure, work, stress, kids, “real” life, drama, mother-in-laws, mortgage payments. The day in and day out battle of life slowly drains the love out of our relationships. It happens to us. It continues to happen. A loveless relationship loses hope. You become roommates. Then bad things happen.
So why do we blog? What keeps us going? It is you. You on the other end of this Internet. We hope that there is something that we write that inspires you to make a change. If you could find one thing to work together on. Just one thing…maybe something as simple as planning a trip together.
Change is hard. Life is hard. You need a friend by your side to face it. We hope you have/find/love that special someone.
Mike and Luci
Yes! I love this! “When it comes down to it, these places don’t really matter. (We are totally serious!) What matters most to us was that we did it together as a couple. The number of stamps in our passport doesn’t matter. What matters is what is stamped on our souls.”
May you two have many, many more wonderful journeys together to come… and may you continue inspiring other couples to travel together as a way to renew, strengthen, and enliven their own relationships.
Something as simple as planning a trip together really can change a relationship.
Loved hearing this! Your “real” attitude towards having a loving relationship makes you so likeable. I love reading about your adventures!
Thanks Abby! You are too kind. Stay tuned for more “adventures!”.
Thanks Therese. You are an inspiration.
I always like your posts but I love the name of your site!!
Thanks Lisa you are too kind.
I do not know what is your personal reason to blog, but I know that I read your blog because I want to do the same that you are doing now and you give me the ideas and the inspiration, so thank you for this and please, never give up!
I am totally agree with you that we should have a special person to face life your article is very impressive and affective
Definitely agree to save and plan for the trip instead of placing it on a credit card. CC interest is not your friend!