People say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, but is this necessarily true?
I’ve never had a long distance relationship before but I’ve always figured I would hate them as I am the type of person who loves being close to the person I am seeing. Being able to see them on a whim and just hang out. Or at least I’ve always thought that.
But recently (through the miracle of YouTube and YouTube gatherings) I’ve met someone and we really like each other and things are going really well. She nearly a got a place at the University I have just graduated from but unfortunately there was complications which means she can’t come now till next year which means the distance is still a factor (around 125 miles to be exact). The cost of getting trains and buses etc etc is quite high but as we both have part time jobs we get not only monthly chunks of money but we also have the time space between shifts to spend a few days with each other.
But is this distance making my heart grow fonder? I don’t think in this case it is, it’s just developing how it develops when we see each other and I believe that’s a good thing. In the past I have always rushed love and relationships etc, falling really quick for people and it’s never ended well, not in the slightest. But hopefully this will be something different, take it slow, see where things lead.
I think this is how life should be in general, I believe there should always be some forward thinking, some future planning but I’m trying to live in the now in a little more, take things day by day, don’t take the little things for granted.
What is your take on this? Let me know in the comments! (I know it’s been a while since I did an Open Question post, sorry about that!)