Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Two Months On My Own

Today marks two months exactly since I boarded a plane and came back to DC on my own. It marks two months since I had to say goodbye to Hal while he finishes his last semester in Utah. It marks two months since my cat pretty much became my best friend.

What have I learned in my two months of living away from my husband?

-That I can take care of myself.
-That I can't save all of the bad stuff for skype sessions, just because I finally have someone I feel I can really talk to; because it makes for really sad skype sessions.
-That it can be really hard to motivate yourself when you're alone a lot of the time.
-That it's important to find a way to keep yourself motivated, because watching endless Dawson's Creek in fact, isn't going to help you feel better.
-That I must get out of the house for a few hours every day on the weekends.
-That's it's better if I push myself, and say yes to anything someone invites me to; even if I'm feeling introverted. It's way better in the end to go and spend the time with people.
-That spending the money to see each other once a month is worth far more than the price of a plane ticket.
-That having an animal makes being alone a lot less horrible.
-That I love mine and Tuk Tuk's daily photos to Hal.  Having something to send each other every day, and open from each other every day, really helps you feel like you are still a part of their everyday life.
And Today means we have just under two months to go until we're permanently back together. 


Kayla MKOY said...

Thinking of you ma'am!! I don't know how you do it, but you're doing great! Can't wait until you and Hal are back in the same place!! :)

Susannah said...

You're over halfway!!! You're a rockstar!

Hockey Wife, Hockey Life said...

I definitely feel you on this anytime my husband is gone- and he certainly hasn't been gone for months at a time! When I am at home in the US, there are plenty of pictures of myself and our kitty & bulldog sent to him. I wish so bad they could have joined us in Sweden- lucky for you you have your furry friend! They do make life so much better.

Angela said...

SO close!! You got this, girl!

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