Last year was my first real Valentine's Day with my first real boyfriend, fast forward one year and we're currently in a long distance relationship. I'm at school in Ohio while he's at school in Minnesota. LDR has it's ups and downs, but one thing I'm not looking forward to is Valentine's Day while my boyfriend is basically across the country from me.
I've always been a hopeless romantic, even before I started dating my boyfriend, so I've never really looked at Valentine's Day as a scam or a useless holiday. Is it a holiday just for greeting card companies and candy companies to make more money? Possibly. Do I still love the holiday, in all it's cheesiness? Yes. Am I going to spend the whole day moping around since my date is in another state? Maybe so.
This year we decided to get each other gifts for each other, but not make it super cheesy. There would be no bundles of flowers or big boxes of candy, think gifts that are more practical. I sent him a care package and ordered some stickers from RedBubble that he picked out for his computer and he bought me Vans so we could match when I visit him next month.
Thinking about spending Valentine's Day apart doesn't make me all that sad when I think about it days prior to the big day. But, I have a feeling that the day of I'll be feeling all the sad feelings of being in a LDR on V-Day. Seeing other couples doing all the cheesy things that they do and being in love will most definitely make me sad.
As hard as long distance is, it's all worth it to be with my boyfriend. Instead of moping around the entire day, I can always count on him to cheer me up and I can maybe convince him to watch a super sappy romantic movie with me. And as the cliche Pinterest quote says "Distance means nothing when you love each other".
As I'm writing this, I am having one of the worst head colds of my life. I apologize if I don't make any sense, we're trying here. I hope you guys have an amazing V-Day!
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