We had to take down all our posts for a while. We did not realize that to put them back up would repost them in everyone's feeds. We apologize for that. We also will do our best, as life allows, to get the rest of the posts up as soon as possible. :)

Sincerely, The Duke and EsMay

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The New Year Ahead


So, I am not big on New Years Resolutions.  I never really make them.  But this year I am making one.

I don't know if anyone remembers when I did a list of submission exercises about four years ago, but I have been thinking on how to show the Duke intentional love, respect, and attention this year.  In thinking on this, I found myself back at our list of submission exercises, done over four posts, that I posted here.

I have decided I want to take the year and really study these more, study what others do, and come up with new ideas.  I may even do another post or two later on in the year if I get enough new ideas.  I just, really want to step up how I work on my submission, and how we make it more and more a part of our every day lives in small ways that just feed into the whole.

I also aim to write on here once a week.  Whether just to say hi, share some things I am learning about our dynamic and our roles, or to share some greatly profound insights. ;)

What are your plans for the new year?  What goals do you have? :)


  1. Hi EsMay, wishing you, the Duke and family a very Happy New Year. I hope the new year is full of health, happiness, love and laughter.

    Good on you, I will be interested to hear more :) I'm not big on resolutions either.


    1. Happy New Year to you too, Roz! :) Yeah, I find with a resolution, I would do it just because it was that time, but mentally, if I wasn't ready for change, a new year on the calendar wasn't going to inspire me. :)

  2. hi Esmay, Happy New Year to you and your family, good luck with the resolutions.
    love Jan, xx

    1. Thank you, Jan. :) It isn't a big one, but I'm hoping it's one I find some time to invest in. We've suddenly had more time to invest in our marriage lately, and the rewards are amazing. :)

  3. Happy New Year..love your resolutions...I am also hoping to get back to regular blogging....hugs abby

    1. Thank you, abby. I do find it helps to process my thoughts to have this place to go to. :)


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