Today marks my and Chance’s six month anniversary. Since he’s my first official boyfriend, this is also my first time even having a six month anniversary, so I’m a little excited!
On this day six months ago, Chance and I met in person and he took me on the best first date I’ve ever been on. Within the first ten 10 minutes of the date, I could already tell that he was different from other guys, especially a lot of the guys I had dated in the past. After the date was over, I knew I wanted to see him again for sure, even though I would most likely be moving away in less than a month.
We spent almost every day together from that day on. After I told him I was moving to Korea, we decided that we still wanted to see each other and would just “make the best of the next three weeks.” I had no intention of maintaining a long-distance relationship after I left and I especially had no intention of falling in love with the guy. Why would I do such things before moving to another country for a year? It would only complicate, oh I don’t know, everything.
We agreed we would still keep in touch after I left and he said he would come visit me, but those were just words so I didn’t put too much hope into them. I figured we would still talk for a while and if it was meant to be, then we’d start seeing each other again when I came home. It wasn’t until after I left for Korea that I realized I had, in fact, fallen in love with Chance; however, I questioned my feelings a lot: “You’ve only known him for a month, you can’t be in love with him” and “A long-distance relationship would never work out” were thoughts that ran through my mind constantly. But if there’s something I’ve learned in the last six months, it’s that love is not logical: there are no time frames of when it’s supposed to happen, and when it does happen, it’s when you’re not looking and you least expect it.
Chance kept his word and came to visit me. In the two months between when I left and when he arrived in Korea, I realized that I was crazy in love with this guy and that I wanted to be with him even if we had to do long-distance, because in my mind, having a long distance relationship with him would be so much better than not having him at all. He arrived the night before my birthday, which is also the night I asked him, “Will you be my boyfriend?” and the night we both said, “I love you” for the first time. Since that night, we have never been happier.
Long distance is really hard; sometimes there are days when I cry because I miss Chance so much. But, we’re making it work: Chance has visited me in Korea twice now and is making plans to come see me for Christmas and New Years. We talk all day, every day thanks to G-chat, Facebook, and Skype. In fact, we’re both so adamant that our relationship is going to work, we’re already making plans to move in together when I come home next April. A long distance relationship can work, you just have to want it bad enough, and we do.
Chance: Thank you for always being such an amazing boyfriend, best friend, and all around wonderful person. And thank you so much for the best six months of my life. I love you so much.