A few days ago, Jean Philippe and I celebrated our six month marriage mark! From different countries, of course. He’s still in Australia but he’ll be back in Bordeaux by early December and I’m counting down the days.
A lot of people ask how we do long distance, but the truth of the matter is, we simply make it work.
Of course we would rather be living together right now, but it makes it a bit easier knowing that we’re both pursuing our dreams. And even if we can’t be together right at this moment, I know I’ll get him forever and he’ll get me forever–so a few months apart isn’t so bad.
I think a lot of people are surprised when I meet them and find out that I’m married, and then even more surprised when they find out that JP is currently in Australia while I’m here.
This may be repetitive for those of you who have followed my blog for a while, but for those of you who haven’t, I’ll tell the story again.
When Jean Philippe and I first met, we didn’t expect it to turn into love, let alone marriage. He had plans to go study in Australia and I was only going to be in Bordeaux for a few months.
One night, sitting at a café I looked at him and said, “I think we should keep dating each other. I’m never going to meet anyone like you and you’re never going to meet anyone like me.”
“That’s very true,” he said.
We decided we would make it work, distance and all.
Now, here we are. In love, married and doing long distance!
We have a very modern day marriage. We don’t want to use our relationship as a reason for not doing something and we definitely don’t feel like we need to change our plans just to be in the same vicinity–life may take us to different parts of the world at times, but that’s okay with us.
I just think of that night at our tiny table in Bordeaux when we knew we were all in.
I’ve been in Bordeaux for a little over a month now which also means a month of being apart from my love. We’ve gotten pretty used to the long distance game by now, and I can tell you the one month mark is definitely the hardest.
I’ve met a lot of great people but I’ve only been here for a month so I haven’t gotten super close to anyone. I can’t help but wish for my best friend to be back in Bordeaux 🙁
I know it will go by fast enough, but of course there are moments where I just want to cuddle with my husband and come home from work to see him. I just keep reminding myself that even if we have to be apart for a bit, I’ll get to have him in my life forever, and that’s worth everything to me.