Anyone that knows me also knows I don’t really enjoy fishing. The last time I held a fishing pole in my hand was when I was around 11 or 12. I used to go fishing with my Grandparents. Since I have become an adult it is something I just don’t do. So then the question I get asked is “Why go fishing if you don’t fish?”.
The answer is easy. The quality time I get to spend with my husband. While I enjoy the comfort of my home, my husband loves the outdoors. Fishing is one one of his favorite things to do. Even though we live in Wisconsin he fishes as much as he can, usually from early April until late November. It all depends on the weather. Most weekends he goes with a group of friends but most of the other times I go with him.
My husband’s favorite fishing spots are usually an hour or more away so it is like a mini road trip. He fishes a few hours so we get to enjoy each other’s company. To me it is fun, not because of the fishing, but the time we get to spend together. We talk, laugh and tell stories. We get the chance to catch up with one another uninterrupted. This one on one time is priceless and I actually look forward to it.
We also explore a little and try new places to eat. It can be pretty relaxing for us both. He went out and bought me a special chair so I can be always be comfortable. I tried sitting on the grass but anything that crawls freaks me out. Sometimes while he fishes I read a book on my Kindle Paperwhite. We might talk about characters I am currently reading about. He might try to teach me a few things fishing.
I love my husband very much. He is my best friend so I don’t mind doing what he loves. As long as we get to spend time together I am happy. Throughout our 25 years together he has done some things that he doesn’t necessarily enjoy just to make me happy. So I don’t mind going fishing with him.
Plus most evenings I have a beautiful view like this!
Do you do something that your significant other enjoys just so you can spend time with them?