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Sunday, 14 April 2013

missing someone.

It's been almost two whole years since I moved a few hundred miles from the place I grew up, to where I am now, to be with my boyfriend. I feel like those two years have passed by in the blink of an eye, they do say time flies when you're having fun and I think they're right.
These two years have been wonderful and we've barely spent more than a day apart. We've had our ups, the highs and we've had our lows just like everyone, you know? Life isn't a magical fairytale, I don't think you should ever get complacent and I wouldn't change that for the world. Good things are worth working for! I'm lucky enough to have found my other half and I don't quite function the same way when I'm not with him, but in those two years I haven't had a chance to miss him, and I missed that.
If you're in a long distance relationship right now I'm sure you're probably throwing things at your laptop and shouting 'girl you craaaaaazy!!' I know. I feel a little bit completely ridiculous even thinking it, but after spending the most part of three years missing him, it was almost strange not to. Obviously I'll happily take seeing him every day over once every few months any day, and when the LD element of your R suddenly isn't there anymore you quickly learn how to keep things exciting and fresh in other ways, but I must admit, I've secretly quite liked this little touch of nostalgia.
For the past few weeks he has been working insanely hard and honestly, I think he deserves a huge promotion, so you know, promotion Gods if you're listening, work a little of your magic over here please? A mixture of late nights and early mornings on his part and even later nights and not so early mornings on my part has meant our schedules haven't been very compatible. Instead of potentially disrupting what little sleep he has been getting (he would have been a super grumpy bear!) I've taken myself away to my mama's house. And by away I mean 30 seconds down the street. So you know, he's not hundreds of miles away right now and if I really needed a cuddle I could have one, but I've probably spent all of an hour with him in two weeks and I miss him. A lot. And in a funny kind of way... that's kind of nice.

xoxo

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  1. This is a lovely post Jennie and as a girl who's in an always turbulant military relationship, I completely know what you mean. It's nice to miss someone and be missed back, and I get that more I suppose because most of the time he's away. I hope the promotion Gods are listening and keep your head up :) xx

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    1. It really is! Aww thank you lovely! Hope you're well <3

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  2. Aaw Jennie - you're so adorable. It's nice that you have your close family all in one place though, I definitely envy that. Let's hope he's rewarded for all of his hard work :) xxx

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  3. Lovely post Jennie, I know exactly what you mean about missing someone, it makes it so special when you do see them! xx

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  4. Beautiful post Jennie. I know it must be so hard because my dad was a soldier and I would see him just on weekends which means my mam and he had too work extra hard to keep their relationship going. This may sound stupid but they didn't even had mobile phones then. I honestly love reading blog posts about your boyfriend because I can see how much you love him and how happy he makes you. I can only hope to meet somebody who will love me so much :)

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  5. Aww, Jennie, this is such a lovely post. I can definitely understand the whole wanting to miss him - it's only what you were used to before, and it's GOOD to miss someone;it makes it all the more exciting when you see them again!
    I hope he gets the promotion he deserves. xxx

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  6. lovely post Jennie!! I completely get where your coming from. I got with my boyfriend a week before I went to uni!! we've been together four years, but three of those were long distance, and although it was hard the excitement when I got to see him felt amazing!! were in each other pockets alot now, which dont get me wrong I love, but every now and again he will stay at his parents for a night when hes working early and the excitement I get when he comes home, even after a day is fab!! and I totally agree with tamsin, that feeling of missing someone and knowing they miss you back is lovely :) xx

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  7. I am in Australia and my boyfriend is in the UK and I miss him like mad, its hard to chat with work commitments and time zone differences. I think its healthy to spend a little bit of time apart from your partner to focus on you and to give you that missing feel, even if it is down the road. Beautiful post and all the best for the promotion x

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    1. Definitely, I completely agree! xo

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  8. Love this post. I know exactly where you're coming from. I felt the same when I moved in with James. You forget what it's like to miss someone but you find it at odd times. Like yesterday I went to a bloggers meet-up and I knew I'd be gone about 12 hours and as I waved to him at the train station as my train left and he looked so cute, it hit me how much I'd miss him, if I wasn't with him x x

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    1. Aww that's so lovely, it's nice to feel like that every so often! xo

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  9. really cute post jennie :) I definitely know what you mean, it's really nice to miss someone sometimes and be grateful for them :)

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  10. I never went through quite like you did, although Sam was at Uni the first 3 years of our relationship, it wasn't all that far to travel & I was able to a lot. However, now we live together it's utterly wonderful, I just still miss him. I get tied up with work, and our shifts are awful, I try & see my friends as much as possible and that's when he ends up being home. I think it's just important to be with some one when you're actually with them, don't just sit there seeing them. xx

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    1. That's such a shame, shifts are no fun! I'm lucky enough to be able to be flexible around his work hours at the moment and I agree, it's important to make the most of every day! xo

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  11. Aww I think I agree with it being nice to miss someone. Much better than not caring where they are or what they're are doing -Hanna

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  12. Ahh you're so sweet Jennie! When me an the hubby first met we were about 45 miles apart and that was pretty hard. But I understand exactly what you mean, it's strange being in someones company most of the time, when you aren't used to it! I miss mu hubby when he's working or I'm working, but I love knowing I will get to sleep in the same bed with him every night, no matter what :)

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    xx

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  13. Aww Jennie this is really sweet :)My bf and I can spend a week apart happily, but after that 7 day period we start missing each other and I love that! When you're just so excited to see someone :)

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    1. It's a lovely feeling for sure! xo

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  14. I kind of know what you mean. I miss missing him too. I used to see him once a week or twice and sometimes a few days in a row (I know that's not a long distance relationship), but we had time to miss each other, to do stuff on our own and tell stories after. Now that we live together it's different and I miss that part.

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  15. What a lovely post, you two are so cute together and I know how you feel! My husband and I started with a long distance relationship and I felt just the same when we made that move from being apart to living together x

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  16. Ah I definitely understand it is nice to miss your lovely :)

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  17. Ah I love this post!! I thankfully have never had to have a LD relationship, but the times that I have had to spent time away from Ben I kind of loved having that time to miss him...because when he got back I fell in love with him a little more again :)

    Isn't that just the mushiest post I have ever written!!!!

    x

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  18. Ah this is so sweet! LD relationships do suck, but it is easy to forget all the angst you go through when you are then together 24/7, so it's nice to be reminded of missing them just a little bit! Hope the promotions Gods look favourable on him too! x

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  19. This is so beautiful!!! :) Xx

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  20. this is such a lovely post, so cute! I love it:) It's nice to see people happy!!

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  21. I think it's nice to spend every single day with your other half, but I completely understand what you mean when you say it's nice to miss someone. My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years, most of it living together, but immigration procedures and study abroad means we've spent a few months apart during that time, and I truly believe our relationship is all the better for it! Sometimes, I just need to be by myself so I go to my parents house, and that's also okay. I hope the hard work on his part is all worth it :)

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    1. We're definitely stronger than we would have been if we weren't long distance at the start! <3

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