Christine has packed up and gone! Well not exactly, but at least for a couple of months. Don’t worry, nothing has happened, it was just time for her to go back to the States for a visit and a number of important weddings over the Summer. I wish I could have gone back with her, but my current situation sees me staying in Australia and away from Christine for the next 2 months.
This is our reality. I come from Australia, Christine comes from the U.S, we met in Peru, we traveled Latin America for 2 years and now we’re trying to work out what’s next.
For now we’re in Australia working to save up some cash, but a constant elephant in the room is…. where are we going to end up? That’s a question way too big, complicated and personal to answer at the moment, but the truth is we don’t exactly need to answer it right now. We’re together and we’re happy. But this long distance love caper sucks!
We’ve already experienced two months apart over Christmas, and that was tough. Last December I’d recently returned home to Australia after two years away. Christine stayed in the States to spend Xmas with family and she was due to return just before New Years. Unfortunately a delayed visa application had us waiting on a day-to-day basis for the visa to be cleared and Christine to jump on her flight. When she finally arrived it felt like a lifetime had passed!
This time we have a date set (more or less), and we know what to expect. We’re also busy with routine life, so at least we’ll be kept distracted. That’s what I’m hoping anyway. Between work, uni, blogging, football and catching up with friends and family, I reckon I’ve got it covered! But no matter how busy I keep myself I’m never going to be complete until Christine is back by my side. She’s my partner in crime, my little adventurer and my best friend!
So until then it’s a lot of WhatsApp, Skype and emails. I’ll be right!