I'm thrilled to say that I was home today, though I did spend a majority of my time grading, working, and studying. Poor me, right?
Speaking of work, this week is a short one but it'll be hectic. So just like last week's awesome guest post from Alex, I have another wonderful guest post today from Molly. I know you'll love it!
hey there, BLWB readers! i’m molly and i blog over at heart, sole & cereal. when julie asked me to write a guest post i was simultaneously super excited and super nervous. i’ve been reading julie’s blog for months now and i absolutely love her writing (duh, she’s an english teacher), so i really don’t want to disappoint all of you, her lovely readers! that being said, julie is the absolute sweetest and basically told me i could write about whatever i wanted to write about and i figured i’d take the opportunity to write something a little different than my usual “what I ate/how I worked out” post…bare my soul a little rather than just my “sole” if you will. okay, that was lame, it won’t happen again. and i hope julie doesn't mind my inability to capitalize too much ;)
(this is me, picking up my bib for the chicago marathon)
(awww what a cute mug!)
(i'm very familiar with airport snacks since i spend the majority of my life there)
2. going days without shaving my legs. this might be TMI but it is what it is, and ladies i’ve got to admit – i hate shaving my legs. i’m lazy about it in the winter and because i see tex only about once a month…well, you do the math. the only thing that forces me to shave is my own shame…which I have very little of. this also goes for wearing makeup and wearing something besides sweatpants 100% of the time i’m not in public. i’m not saying tex doesn’t like me makeup free or in sweatpants, because he swears he does, but it’s freeing to not even have to think about whether or not he’s noticing the big zit on my forehead first thing in the morning when i roll out of bed.
3. having two groups of friends and two sets of traditions! it’s super fun to spend time in houston and get to know tex’s friends and have him here getting to know my friends. i feel like i have my own little life there even if it’s only once in a while. we get to have two favorite restaurants to go to, we get to hang out with two totally different groups of people, and we get to have all these favorite things in two places.
4. not taking each other for granted – because we see each other so rarely, i have the unique opportunity to recognize how much of a blessing it is to do the little things like go grocery shopping with your boo or hit up a froyo shop for a little date night spontaneously. i cannot wait to start doing these things all the time together. i know that life won’t be perfect all the time when we’re together, but we’ve promised each other that we’re not going to take the little stuff for granted because we know what it’s like to not have that little stuff.
(long distance means you get lots of dates to weddings instead of just one!)
(he does make a pretty good wedding date though)
there are lots of other reasons long distance isn't so bad, both big and small, and i’m glad i took a few minutes to think about them. it’s so easy for me to get caught up in how tough it is on a daily basis that i forget sometimes that every challenge is a learning opportunity and i’m getting a LOT of opportunities to learn.
anyone else out there doing the long distance thing? what are some of your favorite parts? what do you hate the most?
thanks again julie for letting me take over your blog for a bit! i was debating putting in some photos of cats because i know your readers will miss those, but frankly...i don't like cats. i'll leave the cat pics up to you ;)
[From Julie: I have a feeling that actually some readers will be thankful for the break from my crazy cat photos. But they'll be back tomorrow!]