Life Lately: Distance

I’ve felt pretty uninspired for the last couple of weeks and i wanted to share a little insight into my life lately.

If you’re a long time reader or if you’ve read my about me page you know that G and I were long distance for two years. We said many hello’s and many goodbye’s and you might think it would get easier after a while, but it doesn’t. All of us military spouses know what we’re signing up for but that doesn’t make it any easier. We tell ourselves “Oh it’s just a few weeks or it’s just a few months” and most of the time we can deal, but nights are always the hardest.

G was sent to a new unit in Camp Gonsalves also known as Jungle Warfare Training Center, yup he’s literally in the jungle. This base is so up north that he has to stay in the barracks during the week and again, it’s just for a few days but it sucks not having him here. Not having someone to cook for (which makes me eat crap because i’m too lazy to cook), someone to watch House with, to cuddle in bed, to make me laugh with his sillyness. He is loving it though; i can tell. Not the being separated from me part, but the challenging, exploring, rappeling, teaching others, killing habu snakes with his machete part. He is also going on a survival training for two weeks and i’m not looking forward to not hearing from him.

He was able to come home for one day this weekend and although it was such a fun day together, i swear it made it even harder to say goodbye this morning. Usually it takes a week or so to get back into the solo groove, but this was our first week being separated and then reunited even if it was just for one day; i gotta be honest it was hard.

#Militarylife though. All you can do is “Keep Calm and Stay Strong”! Days will pass, work will keep me busy and this blog will hopefully keep my spirits up!

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Stephanie

    Aww I'm sorry your feeling like this. I know being a military wife is very hard. I always do the same and think everything is going to be ok when really, it's not. It's so hard to stay strong without ur spouse in sight. It gets harder has the days go by… All we can do is hope for time to go by faster. Hang in there, stay strong for ur Marine. Before u know it he will in ur arms again.

  • Goodbyes never get easier! Stay strong hope time passes quickly until you get to stay together for longer periods of time.

  • I know the feeling 🙁 My husband and I were long distance for a long time before getting married, and we figured it'd get easier after marriage, but it seems to just get harder in a way : You're definitely not alone in this though!

  • I'm sorry this is so hard for you. I hope you can find solace and make peace with it, even during the hard times.

  • Thanks for the incouraging words! For me it starts to get easier after a couple of days and then the days before he comes home feel like they will last forever!

  • ugh, i know! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Yup, i agree it's definitely harder after you're married!

  • Thanks! 🙂

  • amen! I always get in my solo groove, and then they give him one flipping day off –
    and its all tears and misery again. Right now we're basically switching off seeing and not seeing each other every week. Its pretty harsh. pretty harsh indeed.

    sending supportive, and understanding thoughts your way.