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Sep 3, 2013

Why I'm Not Afraid of Long Distance


On Sunday, we moved AJ into his new apartment in Boston.
And on Monday, we got in the car, tears in our eyes, and drove away.

I'm not going to lie to you...I'm not thrilled about the fact that my boyfriend now lives six hours away.  But I'm not afraid of this new season.  And not because we're some wonderful, strong couple who could handle any amount of distance (please note sarcasm here), but because I'm choosing to look at this new adventure as just that...an adventure.

Of course there are cons to this whole little situation.  Skype is great and all, but I sort of like to hug AJ a lot.  But then there are the little weekend trips up to Beantown, the fact that he's getting a kick-butt education that will prepare him for his dream job, and the opportunity for both of us to grow.

I encouraged AJ to pursue Berklee from the beginning, and so I've always known somewhere in my mind that having him move was a real possibility.  But when he made the decision to go, it didn't feel quite real.  For a while, I was sad and upset about it, until it finally clicked that just as in any season of life, there are pros and cons.  And I was going to look for the pros in this one.


So I'm not afraid of long distance.  I know there will be times when it will be difficult.  I know there will be days when we miss each other more than words can describe.  I know there might be times when we even argue or feel frustration because of the circumstances.

But I'm excited.  I'm excited to find ways to be perfect for one another from a distance.  I'm excited for us each to grow and change in our own ways, and then to be able to come back together and have new and exciting things to share.  I'm excited to cherish the time we do have together more fully and to appreciate one another more.

I'm looking at this season as a time of preparation and a time of growth.  And I'm ready.

7 comments:

  1. I know how it feels. Things will be easier being in the same time zone... always find time to talk and share your lives through pictures as much as possible. ☺

    Iris♥

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  2. There will be difficult times but I did it for close to two years. And now we are living together and happier then ever. It is definitely worth every hard time.
    Carlee
    Little Sloth

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  3. I live in Boston and have taken classes at Berklee - it is an INCREDIBLE city and PHENOM school. He'll be so happy and I'm sure you and he will stay just as close (if not get closer). I hope he has an amazing time!!!

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    1. I love Boston! I went to college north of the city, and so he couldn't have chosen a better city to relocate to! And I'm so happy that he's at Berklee...I truly believe it is the best and right place for him to be! Thanks for your encouragement!

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  4. Long distance is rough but I've found that it strengthened my relationship in ways that being together in person can't. We've learned to serve each other better, to communicate well, and to love. I feel like long distance made us wiser than our years.

    ~Taylor
    http://liveandmove.co

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  5. I've been in a long long long distance relationship for almost 3 years now. I'm at school in Philly and my boyfriend is in the army, living on base in Oklahoma. I kind of like to hug him a lot, too. It's definitely hard to have distance between you, but not as hard as it would be if we weren't both off doing what we loved to better ourselves and achieve our dreams as individuals! I love that you're taking this view on things, it is just an adventure. Wishing you all the best :)

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  6. I've been in a long long long distance relationship for almost 3 years now. I'm at school in Philly and my boyfriend is in the army, living on base in Oklahoma. I kind of like to hug him a lot, too. It's definitely hard to have distance between you, but not as hard as it would be if we weren't both off doing what we loved to better ourselves and achieve our dreams as individuals! I love that you're taking this view on things, it is just an adventure. Wishing you all the best :)

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