My husband and I just got back from our first trip to Mexico together.  I have traveled to Mexico before, but being able to go with him was an incredible and different experience.  I am blessed to have shared new memories with him. We saw breath taking scenery, enjoyed unbelievably delicious  food, and shared lots of laughs with family. By far, my favorite part of the trip was sharing so many new ‘firsts’ with my husband.

When you’ve been with your partner for a few years, it is easy to lose sight of the magic of  first time experiences together. Maybe we recognize that we are eating at a new restaurant for date night, but are we taking in the details of the experience? How is the atmosphere? How does your partner react to their meal? Did you share bites of each other’s entree and discuss what you liked and didn’t like? Did you get dressed up and treat the night as a special occasion? There is a lot to be said for how we view small experiences in our day to day lives.

My trip to Mexico helped me to realize that I need to allow myself to be excited about all of the first time experiences that come my way, not only the ones that happen on vacation.  It’s exhilarating to try out new restaurants and hobbies.  It is good for our soul to share in the excitement of first time experiences in order to fill our need for adventure and creativity.  We encounter something new every day that we are alive. So why not celebrate it as such?  I’m challenging myself to see each day as a ‘first’ and embracing the joy that comes along with that.

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