I don’t know what is considered “long distance” for most couples, but for Steven and I, we had two years of seeing each other every day (and I mean every day) so even being an hour apart was an adjustment for us this past summer. Now that he’s up at PUC finishing up his degree and I’m in Loma Linda, we were forced to adjust our relationship into long distance mode.
These past four weeks have felt like an experiment. We were so not accustomed to being apart, adjusting our entire schedules to make time just to talk, and figuring out what to do with our free time–but we figured it out. We had our first “checkpoint” on Wednesday and every day since then has been the perfect remedy.
Work keeps me super busy throughout the week but it doesn’t take away from the fact that I miss him all the time. Being long distance just appeals to the organizing freak inside me and allows me to plan dates and trips and everything else so that our time together is not time wasted.
Of course I’d rather have him with me all the time, but something’s telling me that next eight months are gonna be better than we dreaded.
It’s a good thing I adore Southwest’s customer service, cuz they are makin’ bank off of us.