I’ve always been a romantic at heart. I believe in epic love and grand gestures. However, I also subscribe to the notion that romance can (and should) be present in the smallest slivers of our daily lives. The Old English Dictionary defines Romance as ... A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. I’m all for finding that feeling as often as possible.
There was a period in my adult life...during the baby, toddler, elementary school years of my three children, when Matthew and I discovered that finding the time and energy for standard romance was a big ask.
With a trio of little people in the mix, what we previously knew as ‘romance’ was often pushed to the back burner in exchange for tending to the seemingly endless needs of our small children.
Thankfully, we still found ways to be romantic...
dry erase marker notes on the bathroom mirror
dates to the grocery store or Home Depot
nightly adult dinner with candles
periodic overnight getaways
Now that we have three teenagers, our schedule is more flexible. We have more time and energy to spend on romance. Yet, sometimes it still slips through the cracks.
I love the idea of living a romantic life. I believe in bringing a sense of romance to places, objects and people...not just in the space of being a couple.
I’m currently intrigued by this concept of infusing romance into all areas of my life.
One of my very favorite Instagram accounts belongs Morgan Day Cecil. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Morgan in person at Nine Revolution. I'm now honored to call this beautiful soul my friend. If you don’t already follow her...you should! Morgan and her husband Ron are walking the walk. They consciously choose a life of Romance and Adventure every single day…and they inspire others to do the same.
Last April, Morgan posted about 'living life as foreplay'. Her words really hit home. I absolutely love that idea.
I’m actively working to infuse all areas of my life with a little romance and adventure. Within the seemingly mundane, there can almost always be a sense of foreplay. Arousal of the mind and heart, not just the body.
How am I doing that? Good question…
I’m incorporating elements into my everyday life that make me feel playful and romantic. Things like...
I feel best when I approach my days with enthusiasm and excitement. I'm able to break up the monotony by tapping into an internal desire to spice up my life.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change- Dr. Wayne Dyer
A fresh outlook is all it takes.
Imagine how your normally dull day would feel if you were sharing it with a new lover. Go ahead and play along...
Unloading the dishwasher would be foreplay. Folding warm laundry would be sensual. Sharing a simple meal would seem like romance.
I challenge you to bring those feelings into your current life...exactly where you are today!
Dive into 'life as foreplay' and wake up your sense of romance.
I’d love your thoughts on living a life of foreplay...do you think it’s possible?
How can you begin today?
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Hello, I'm Kristen.
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