Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Romantic Wednesdays: "Romantic Buttons"

What are your Romantic Buttons?  What are your partners?  Do you know what they are!?

I was reading an article earlier that said "We all have Romantic Buttons, and knowing your partners Romantic Buttons could help you with a partner that is being cold and distant".

However, I think that these questions are better known 

to keep the fire burning... 

Many people aren't romantic by nature, but their partner knows this about them (I'd hope).  However, even when this isn't the persons nature, something sweet and/or out of the normal will be romantic to their partner.

Knowing the 'romantic buttons' will give you an advantage when you are trying to some them some extra love-n-care..

Simple things can make your partner melt-into-your-hands... I think would include (but not limited to):
  • Sweet gestures.. little notes, texts, of something that lets them know they are your 'one', when you're not together.  
    • My husband used to work out of town; so, I would always stick a note in his bag before he left.  Sometime during his trip he would find it; and it made him feel loved and miss home a little.  I think the little things like this help connect a relationship on some new levels.
    • A text out of the blue that says "Thinking of you!"  (If this is something that wouldn't normally occur)
  • A foot rub... I don't know about all of you, but there is nothing better than a good foot rub/massage.  It's like heaven (lol).  My husband seems to feel more relaxed and enjoy one as well.  However, this be something that you or your partner could hate.. knowing this is key! 
  • Full Body massage... will leave your partner relaxed and you may even get one in return!  This is not only a relaxation tool but could also be a romantic one as well if you know their romantic buttons! 

Try to make them feel loved & wanted, in my opinion, is an important key in any relationship, but know what your partners' romantic buttons are (what turns them on, so to speak) is as well!  Yes, these things are important to know when the other is cold and distant (mad.. lol); but using them to bring you closer is never a bad idea either.. I think!!  What are you all's thoughts?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Wow, I did it!

I have never finished anything big that I started, so it seems; but four years ago I started a journey and tonight I finished it!  It's almost bitter-sweet!

I was a stay-at-home mom for a very long time, but when the kids both went off to school I found myself having way too much extra time on my hands.  I wanted to get a part-time job, but only one form of transportation, no particular job-trade,  and young children I was somewhat lost and out of opportunities.

A friend of mine at the time was going to school online and suggested that I check into it; so, I did.  After talking to a counselor off and on a few times, in March 23, 2010 I decided to take a leap and do something that I had wanted to do for a long time.. Go back to school!

The first 6 months of school were fairly easy, since they seemed like refresher classes and classes that were a lot focused on what each person thought.. and I was getting the hang of managing my time to get everything accomplished; and feeling proud of myself!

Classes got difficult after a while, online math isn't no joke; but I pulled through (some how) and finally finished my Associates Degree January 29, 2013!

Deciding to go on to get my Bachelor's wasn't an easy decision, but with some conversation I was convinced it couldn't hurt anything!

Things got harder and I pushed myself to the limit many times to get assignments completed and learn the information that I needed to.. and I showed myself that I could do much more than I ever believed.  I struggled; yet, I was driven to learn so much more!!

Tonight I submitted my very LAST assignment... Wow, I did it!  I completed my Bachelor's Degree!

It is so exciting to be finished, to have finished such a huge goal, and I am so proud of myself for sticking it out even when things got tough; however, I am so terrified and excited at once about what comes next!

~Regardless of what comes next or in the future, this is one moment that I will always treasure forever!!