The Infinite Wisdom of Others: How to Create Your Own Traditions

Posted in self help by Steph Auteri on February 19, 2008
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I know. I know. Since I started blogging for the Modern Materialist, my posting habits have become even more erratic. As in nonexistent. I’m still trying to get the hang of this pro blogging thing, and am even considering seeking out help from the master himself.

I have to admit that, though my regular proofreading gig in the city is a nice, relaxing way to bring in some money, I get frustrated by how much the commuting time cuts in to my at-home writing time. Should I work longer at-home hours? Should I broach the topic of telecommuting? Should I wait it out until things change (as they inevitably do)?

Eh, this is all the subject of another post. Mostly, I just want to say that I’m sorry for being so inconsistent. I’m still searching for that ideal brand of time management.

In other infinite wisdom-type, news, Gretchen has posted on the positive effects of creating your own traditions, which led me to muse upon my own desire to create new traditions with my husband. At the moment, and with less than a year of marriage under our belts, we’ve been mostly riding on the coattails of our families’ holiday traditions, but we’ve been attempting to create new ones of our own. Sadly, pizza Fridays were short-lived, as were sushi Sundays (our fave sushi bar is closed on Sundays), and date night has been on-and-off, but we do attend Santacon every year since he proposed to me there our first year.

Aside from giving us something to do, traditions give us the satisfaction of having something that is completely ours. And as new marriage is something that sometimes seems surreal, it helps to have something ongoing to remind us that this is real, and that we’re in it for the long haul, and that we share a lot more than just a bed and a bathroom.

How about y’all? Have you and your Someone Special started up any new traditions that are All Yours? I’d love to hear what you’ve come up with. Maybe it’ll give us some new ideas!


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  1. Alicia said,

    My husband is rarely (if ever!) around, since he travels so much for work, but when he IS around we have “Pizza Fridays” and “Diner Breakfast Sundays.” We also go down to Cape May a few times a year and have special places where we eat, things we do, etc. We also collect a Christmas ornament from every trip we take together, and hope to have a tree full of memories!

  2. Mike A. said,

    @alicia: i love the idea of diner breakfast sundays. steph, we should start doing that! oh, we should also do something next time matthew’s in town and you guys aren’t busy. also, do you still need html/css lessons?

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