I don’t make resolutions, instead I have decided this is the year. I am on a one women mission to ramp up the romance. It was no coincidence that my most popular post last year was ‘is romance dead‘ we are all worried about it! We all want more love and loveliness in our lives.
I am not however, even going to attempt to describe to you what this all looks like. Certainly I don’t tend to have relationships with very classically romantic men and I have come to realise, that romance comes in many many different forms.
So historically, it’s all love letters and flowers and dates of dancing and wrist corsages. I think it would be totally unrealistic to hope that things will go back to this. We’ve moved on. The whole culture and the way that society views love and relationships is different now and whether we agree or disagree that this is for the better, it is what it is.
What does it look like to you? I wrote in my previous post it was about making ordinary days extraordinary. I absolutely stand by this. It might be a WhatsApp first thing ( like, I’ve woken up and my first thought is you ), it might be a cup of tea, it might be ‘I read this article / heard this song – I think you’ll like it ‘. It might also be ‘ surprise, we are off to Paris’ But you know, we can’t always rely on the grand gestures, in this economy we need to get better at expressing ourselves without spending a penny! ( ooh , I tell you what – head over to Emotional Spaces, these two have been keeping my faith in love alive!)
In a world where the news is full of hate and dispute, what can we do to appreciate the good stuff? how can we make someone else’s day extraordinary? Can you find the energy and the time? Can you help someone shine? Can you prioritise love in your life?
So who is with me? Who is going to take this year and believe in love with me? You might have it, you might want it, you might be really looking for it, leave me a comment or follow me on Twitter (@lifehostage32) and let me know.