Thinking about the future can be very exciting. As of this moment, we have no idea when the next time we’ll be able to see each other is. That can make life a little more difficult. For me, it is nice to have an end date. It’s nice to know how many more days I have to get through until I can see him again. So lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about our future. Thinking about our possible future makes me excited. Right now it’s the only thing I have to look forward to.
My boyfriend and I really started discussing our future as a couple right before he joined the Air Force. It was kind of early on in our relationship (one year) to be talking about future plans, but we needed to be on the same page when it came to long distance and what we expected to happen with us.
My boyfriend has always made sure that I know that school has to come first. If I were already out of school I probably would be living in whatever state he’s in. However, I still have another year left until I can graduate. We both hate the distance, but we know that if I were to drop out of school it’d be something we both wouldn’t forgive ourselves for. I basically know that if I drop out now, I could never go back. I’m already so sick of being in school that I couldn’t see myself willingly starting over.
Marriage is something that we believe has a good chance of being in our future. Being long distant for over a year has been draining. It makes you want to be with that person even more, which is probably the only reason we would even consider getting married this soon. Had he not joined the military, we wouldn’t be thinking about a wedding for years. Being a military spouse compared to a military girlfriend is a lot different. I still struggle with feeling important because I know that I’m just the girlfriend. I know this isn’t how he sees me, but sometimes I feel that’s how everyone else around us sees me.
When we get married I will move out to him, and join him in the heat. I’ll probably have to adopt a cat or a bunny or something to keep me occupied during the day. I plan on running my business from whatever home we’re in and hopefully being full time by the time I’m graduated from college (or close to being full time)! The wonderful thing about me and the job I’m choosing for myself is that it can literally go anywhere. As long as I have wifi and a laptop then I can work! When I decided that this was the life I wanted for myself, I did kind of take into consideration what our military life could look like. Being an introvert, the thought of staying home and working has always been appealing to me.
Take a peek in my Etsy shop which features many LDR cards. Sending & making cards is what helped keep me sane through his Boot Camp and on.
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