Alexa, 20, California. Kinesiology major at the University of San Francisco :) This is where I blog about my life and the things that make me smile. I am in love with an amazing man named Randy, who is a Medic in the U.S. Army. He is stationed at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina and we have been through one deployment. Although we may be miles apart, our love knows no distance.
Tomorrow, my handsome man will be coming home for summer leave!!! 2 weeks together is going to be amazing. I seriously can’t wait :) I will be going to his parents house bright and early tomorrow morning to go with them to pick him up at the airport. I already have my outfit picked out. I am wearing a black patterned dress that is a little above the knee and it has spaghetti straps :) It’s super cute and I know Randy is going to loveee it. I will post pictures when I have time, but don’t expect me to be on very much the next 2 weeks! I hope you can all understand :)
The first month was hard because I missed him ALL the time, but getting his letters from boot camp was so amazing :) I would be so excited to check the mail every week and be like “Oooh! I got 4 letters!” :) It really made the time go by faster. What helped me a lot was writing letters to my boyfriend and making goals every week. Like, this week I will get my nails done. Next week, I will see a movie. It makes time go by so much faster. Honestly, if your friends don’t have time for you, then you need to get new friends. If they were really your friends they would be there for you no matter what. I can understand what it’s like to have your parents not being understanding of your relationship. It took a long time for mine to come to terms with it. Just remember that this is your life and your relationship. No one can tell you what to do or how to feel. Be who you are and don’t feel bad about being in love with someone in the military or someone who doesn’t live close to you! Connect with people on tumblr. I have made SO many friends on this site, it’s crazy! All of the people I have met on here are good friends of mine that I talk to a lot and who I know will always be there for me and also will fully understand what I am going through. You need people like that in your life because the start of the time apart for you and your boyfriend will be difficult and it’s nice to have someone to talk to about everything you are feeling.
My boyfriend and I have been in a long distance relationship for 3 years and that has been our entire relationship. It has been difficult, but knowing that I have an amazing man who loves me and cares for me has gotten me through it. It’s great to always reassure each other of your feelings and your future. That’s what has really helped is talking about the future and making plans. :) When you will see each other next, what we will do, when we will get married, how our wedding will be, children, etc. Looking forward to things and making goals is so helpful and makes time go by faster! Before he leaves, make memories together that you can look back on to make you smile :) Take lots of pictures to look at!!!! Also, leaning on your friends and family when you need them is necessary. They may not understand what it’s like to be in a military long distance relationship, but they will know how to comfort you and be there for you. Go out with your friends and family and make great memories! Stay strong love and remember you have so much support here! You can always message me with any questions or when you just need to talk. ❤️ xoxo