My twenties have been filled with so many unforgettable memories. I have made new friendships and lost old ones. I have travelled to spaces and places I never imagined I could go. However, amongst all of these experiences, big or small, if I could pick one thing that defines the twenties it’s choices.
When I was seventeen I made the choice to commit to a Long Distance Relationship (LDR). Over 7 years later, I am about to call this man my husband (crazy…I know!). If I could chat with my 17-year-old self I would tell her to make the same choices all over again.
Throughout the past seven years, the hours of physical separation outweighs the hours spent cuddling. I can’t even begin to count the hours spent in planes, trains, and cars to get to someone who probably didn’t wash his sheets for my arrival. Was it all worth it? Definitely.
As a self-proclaimed master of long-distance (seriously I deserve an award), I want to share a list of 10 reasons why an LDR can actually be fun and beneficial!
I’m not here to say an LDR is always honky dory amazing. There will be times when it will suck! It takes a lot of work, more compromising than I care to admit, and a sense of undertaking. You have to be willing to work for it and just have fun! It might seem scary to date someone in another city, country, or maybe even across the globe, but if you stick through it I promise an LDR can be your greatest adventure!
“Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never know how strong your love truly is.”