Where do I start? I’m Mandi and I am in love with one of the greatest, most adorable, goofiest, nerdiest guys ever. <3 We live 523 miles apart.
His name is Chris and he lives in Texas and I live in Northern Arkansas. We actually met through Xbox Live. (We’re both pretty big gaming nerds.) We had a mutual friend who met had met him online then later introduced us and I immediately loved being around him. We talked everyday for about a year or more and I considered him my best friend until he finally asked me to be his girlfriend, and I said yes with no hesitation. Yeah, I was terrified about the distance because I had never done a LDR before but I knew if that was the only way I could have him, so be it. And we have been together, through so much, for almost 3 years since that.
It’s kind of odd/ironic that we eventually ended up together, not only because of the distance but the little fact that when we first met he couldn’t STAND me. He said I was so bubbly and happy all the time that it just annoyed the shit out of him. xD Has it been all wonderful rainbows, sunshine, and butterflies since we got together? Not. At. All. You guys know that distance causes problems, it causes stress, worry, fear, paranoia and so many other things. We almost gave up along the way but thank god we didn’t, because we finally met a little over two years into our relationship and it was the most amazing feeling I have ever felt in my life.
I’ve gotten to stay with him three times and being apart from him now kills me. I live for the next time I get to see him. <3
Our plans for the future aren’t concrete, though I’ve recently decided I would love to move there and start over. Is it going to be hard? Hell yes. But if you ask me if it’s worth it and if you ask me if waiting was worth it my answer will be exactly the same. Hell. Yes. I wouldn’t trade the distance for any guy here. He’s mine and I’m his and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Distance is fucking hard but I promise if you bear through it and just be patient you will not regret it, you’ll feel so much closer for going through the waiting and so much more excited when you’re finally experiencing being together.
So that’s my story. It’s long and most people probably quit reading somewhere around the first paragraph. But for those of you who stuck around to read it, thank you. I hope it’s had some kind of effect on you, hopefully an inspiring one. If you have any questions or want to know more feel free to message me. :3