Getting ready for the move

As of right now, we still have four months until his move to Taiwan. This is very exciting because it means that our remaining time with one another in person, isn’t over just yet. There are however many things that have to be discussed and planned. These things are a little less exciting to say the least.

Many of you with long term partners will know that over the course of many years, you each begin to acquire things. Whether or not those things are purchases you’ve made together or just items your family or friends happened to be getting rid of, collecting household items and building up your home together is an amazing feeling. However, if and when the pair of you are no longer going to be in the same location (regardless if you plan to stay together or not), there are a few things that need to be considered. I know first hand that no one wants to enter into a long distance relationship with the notions that at some point, things just might not work out the way you planned. I also know that NO ONE, wants to plan on getting rid of or returning items you’ve each come to love.This my friends, is where practicality come in to play. For example, lets say your partners mother has given you both bar stools for your new place. What happens when one of you moves across country? Does she wish for those bar stools back since there is a possibility (however slight) that you wont stay together? So now you see what I meant by ‘less exciting’.

I have started making an inventory of our household items. Included in this list is how we have come by each item. Once I have completed the list, we will go over it and decide which items will stay in my care and which items will need to find another place to belong. Needless to say, I will definitely need to rethink how the apartment is decorated after this. I’m thinking I may invest heavily in some wall art. 🙂

Thank you for reading my blog and staying tuned for new posts. As we get nearer to March, I will begin posting more regularly.

Would you enjoy another inspiring quote? Why yes, I think that I would.

I was thinking to myself, what is it that I really need right now? Then it hit me, I needed to hear something that would help lift my spirits. This is the quote that did the trick for me. I hope that it helps lift your spirits as well.

The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak. – Ralph Charell

Keep those heads held high and your thoughts out of the clouds. Force yourself to improve upon your inner speech and get going already!

Need some inspiration?

Rule of relationships #925

Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad, because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss. 

Long distance relationships; a curse, a blessing, neither, or both? 

My boyfriend and I have been together for four years and three months. Beginning in March of 2016, he will heading across country to study and further hone his Kung Fu with the current Grand Master of his Lineage. As of right now since he hasn’t left yet, this is feeling more like a curse than anything. Thankfully, I am able to see that there are numerous blessing that can and ultimately, will come from this. I know for a fact that we have the strength to make this work.  As they say “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

This time of physical separation will enable us to, lose some of those distraction and comforts that have allowed us to slowly stray from our individual ambitions.

I will be using this blog mainly to share my feeling and struggles on this new and exciting journey… did I forget to mention Scary?!

Signed,

Forever the optimist