Hey y’all! So as many of you know my boyfriend and I celebrate our one year anniversary tomorrow. Unfortunately, we will be celebrating multiple states away. In honor of our anniversary, I thought I would open up to you guys a bit about our relationship. Right now my boyfriend is in Texas and I am in my hometown in Virginia. He has been gone since May 1 and I got to see him for two days in June! Best weekend!
Long distance itself is hard enough, but with the military, it is a little different. During his basic training, he could not have his phone. Our communication depended on letters and very few phone calls. After basic, I flew to San Antonio for two days for his BMT graduation. Now he is still in Texas but onto his next training. Luckily, I have a trip planned to visit which happens to be on my birthday weekend at the end of August!
I thought I would write about some things that have kept me positive, some sweet things people have sent me, and some long distance tips. The first thing I am going to share actually came in the mail the day after my boyfriend left. Bowman Designs was sweet enough to send me this necklace which is actually an old penny that has been stamped with an o and a p for our initials. I wear this necklace pretty much every day. It reminds me that no matter if I cannot talk to him he is still there. If you have a significant other I totally recommend checking out Bowman Designs because her jewelry is seriously amazing!
The second thing I received was from my favorite online boutique, Charming Flamingos. This shirt was the perfect tee to wear on the airplane on my way to Texas. It was comfortable and everyone kept congratulating me for finally being able to see my boyfriend. I love this tee and have received so many questions about it and it is still available on the site and you can use the code VAPREPSTERS for 15% off. You won’t regret getting one for yourself!
Lastly, The Sassy Club has really supported me. There are a lot of women in the group with military experience that have offered me advice and kind words. Also my two sisters have experience in long distance relationships as well so we worked together to form some tips in case you are in a similar situation.
- Make time to communicate every day.
- Keep busy.
- Don’t be afraid to cry.
- Have confidence in your relationship.
- Send letters and care packages.
- Visit as often as possible.
- Steal one of their t-shirts or hoodies and wear it when you feel sad.
- When you talk don’t focus on how sad you are. Stay positive.
- Have weekly facetime dates.
- Surprise each other!
- Send messages of things that reminded you of them that day.
- Share all the details about your day.
- Stay romantic. Don’t lose the sparkle and don’t stop doing the little things.
- Honest communication is key.
- Countdown until the next time you will see eachother.