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Celebrating our Anniversary – Are you making time for the most important things in your life?

Don & Pamela on the beach in Mexico - Are you making time for the most important things in life?
Don & Pamela Smith on an anniversary trip to Mexico

It's hard to believe it has already been six years since I married Pamela. Time has flashed by, and I'm so glad that she's part of my life. I talked about how we got married three months after meeting in the article How Do I Know When I've Met The One,” that was probably the single craziest yet best decision of my life.

We recently took a trip to Mexico, just the two of us without our five kids. Getting away for a little while has become an annual anniversary tradition because making time for the two of us is a priority for us. I got to relearn Spanish,  relax on the beach, see a bunch of seals, and more. Definitely needed the break.

If you're wondering how we can afford to take a trip to Mexico when we have five kids, check out the article “How I Added More Than $100,000 To My Net Worth in The Last Few Years While Raising Five Kids: Personal finance essentials you need to know”

Listen, I know it's tough to do these types of things with all the obligations in your life. We did this because it is a priority for us to spend time alone together. It's tough to do these and takes some planning, but isn't it worth the effort to keep your marriage in good shape? I realize that not everyone will be able to go to Mexico, but you can and should call a time out once in awhile and spend some time alone with your spouse like you did when you were dating.

Take a moment to consider these questions today.

  • What are your priorities in life?
  • Are you making time for them?
  • Are they on your calendar?
  • If not, why not?
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Don Smith

Don Smith is a career coach and founder of The Personal Growth Channel, LLC. His specialty is in helping busy professionals find balance, get results, and rekindle the joy in their life. To work with Don, please click here.