In May, I have a wedding in our college town, and Tom's graduation for his master's degree the weekend after. One of those trips will be by plane, and the other will be another drive. (My car is an awesome road trip car though, so I'm lucky.)
The sad thing is that come September, getting to see each other will be so much harder. Spain is at least a 19 hour trip, depending on how I fly, and thousands of dollars. This means I'll see Tom at Christmas for sure, and maybe for a week at some point, if he can afford to take that much time off of work, and then not again until June. That's a long time, especially when we'll be still planning a wedding that will happen 5 months after I get back. It's going to be hard to have a "normal" relationship with that amount of distance and quite a difference in time changes.
Here are my methods to keep us from going crazy (please remind me of them when I'm over there):
- Skype every weekend. It's the only time we'll know for sure we won't have work and can handle the time changes.
- Email daily. We do this semi-regularly now, but it'll be the main way to communicate since talking on the phone/Skype is too hard to manage with work.
- This blog will hopefully give him another view of my life....the places I go, and adventures I have that I forget to mention in an email, or don't write enough about.
- Pictures. It's hard to only have old pictures to look at, so I plan on emailing him pictures of me in all the places I talk about and to show him my life here.
- Being grateful for what we have. We're lucky that I can do this and that we're supportive of each other. We need to remember that.
- Look forward to the wedding. It shouldn't be that hard...it is the day I finally get to marry my soul-mate and end the LDR.