Hey, blog perusers! Recently, I entered into a long distance relationship. Now, I’ve had long distance relationships in the past, it’s true. This one is different, though. My girlfriend of two years recently moved away to New York for college. I’ve known since I started dating my girlfriend that she wanted to move away for college. Before the summer started it was confirmed that Sarah Lawrence was the college she was going to attend. Even with time to let this information sink in, I still find myself in a state of disbelief that the time had actually come. My brain has become so used to the idea that my girlfriend is simply a town over in Oakdale. Now that she’s a couple thousand miles away, I don’t think my brain has really caught up with the news. My girlfriend and I are trying our best not to get down about the reality, though, and we are working hard to maintain a healthy relationship. We Skype, talk on the phone, text, send each other letters, use Snapchat, and make mix CD’s for one another. We’re both very busy people, so we’re doing our best to not lose time with each other, even if it’s time having dates through a computer screen. College life is a time when people go about finding out who they are. We have this time to explore where we want to be. We have this time to think about who we want to keep in our lives. It can be a stressful time, but it can also be a time where people can grow and form stronger bonds with one another.
My question is this: Have any of you ever been in long distance relationships? What did you do to stay connected and in each others’ lives, regardless of whether it worked out or not? I’m always looking for advice! I have an interesting road ahead of me!
Song I’m Blogging To: “Not The Sun” by Brand New.