18 June 2010 2 Comments

LDR: soon to be LTR :)

This was originally posted to Ciera’s blog on 18th June 2010

That’s right! In just a few more days I will no longer be in a long distance relationship! I’m heading to Australia to be with Daniel for a year.

The nine months, that are now behind us, have been so difficult for me! Before we met, chatting was always a fun experience. After meeting and spending three months together, I started getting really frustrated and taking things he said the wrong way. I partly blame the distance. I was so unhappy that I couldn’t be there; my overall mood has changed from relaxed and happy, to stressed and discontent. I miss the way I felt before. Although, I have faith that when I’m there my mood will change drastically again.

More has gone on in life, as well. Along with the stress of the distance: I live in this disgusting house (daily stressor); my family has made me feel used, neglected, and just disrespected; and my moms ex-husband, and my brother and sisters father, had an incident that has left him with no movement on his right side and possible one blind eye. Sound like a good nine months to you?! Now, I know I could have things a lot worse… it just feels like bad things have been happening one things after another, after another, for the past three years.

Through all that, even though he’s part of the distance, I’ve had Daniel. He makes it easier for me to deal with things. He listens to me complain and deals with my stupid, pointless emotions I have at times. I honestly don’t know where I’d be right now if I didn’t have him…

SO, as the title implies (I HOPE!), I’m moving in with him and starting a new life! No more distance! I am both excited and very scared! Although I hate being here, I’m used to living in America. The thought of leaving everything I’ve ever known overwhelms most me of… Hopefully I’ll be more excited as I fly to Australia! Anyways, I applied for the 12 month work/holiday visa in April and they granted it in under 24 hours. We both plan on working hard to get the Partner Visa next. It takes a lot of work, time, and… a LOT of money! We’re both very focused on making this work to make things better for the both of us, though!

I’m so excited to finally have a ‘normal’ relationship again! 😛

  • Sassy

    I told you moving to Australia was the most selfless thing you’ve ever done. I’m finally getting a chance to read through all of these. And I love it.

    • Ciera

      I’m glad you love it! :)