Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Tobie just dropped me off at the Ottawa airport. I will admit that I feel a little nauseated and quite sad. We're not exactly sure when we'll be seeing each other again but the earliest time is December. This is the first time that heading back to Ireland has been painful. I feel like a little kid about to have a tantrum, at the security gate I wanted to throw everything down and kick for a few minutes.

I enjoyed my summer here so much despite the fact that I spent so much of it in the study hovel. Getting to spend time with my family, dear friends, cherished mountains, favorite grocery was hard to pack my bags this morning.

Tobie and I are ready to build our lives together...inane things like buying colanders or walking to the store for milk. We're at the nestling and nesting stage and we're facing the reality of 2 years in different countries. We are both trying to be positive but it is going to be a very challenging time.

I'm hoping that the 13 episodes of Parks and Recreation I downloaded keep me from becoming a slobbering mess on the flight to London.


Christopher said...

My girlfriend and I have lived ~1000 miles apart for about a year and a half. We're together about 6-7 weeks a year (each others birthdays plus ~4 other visits). It's tough, but Google video is a pretty solid part of our lives. We've somehow made it work out, so if you're willing to work at it I reckon you two can work it out as well!

Shrtstormtrooper said...

I can't begin to understand what it's like to be in your shoes, but I do wish both of you a speedy two years and the will to get through!

Solitary Diner (Also Known as The Frugalish Physician) said...

I've done the long-term relationship before, and it royally sucks. Here's hoping the two years fly by and you're back together again soon.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Sorry, ABB. Hang in there, hopefully you will be so busy the time will fly.

Anonymous said...

That sucks. Not McBeal and I live about 500 km away, but I'm fortunate enough there's one highway linking the two cities together.

I can't pretend to offer any kind of words of advice, other than if what you write is true, then it's very apparent that you and Tobie share an amazing relationship, one that distance won't tarnish (though it certainly makes things suckier for a while).

OMDG said...

That blows, ABB. But, December will be here soon enough, and you will be very busy between now and then (though it still sucks). Keep your eyes on the prize, girl. You guys are going to make it fine.