Jim (my BF) sent this to me today. Since he lives in CT and I live in NY, we don’t have the luxury of getting together or hanging out together whenever we want, or as often as we’d like. It’s frustrating. I’m grateful for how often we do get to see each other, but still selfishly wish it were easy to do so on the spur of the moment or when an evening suddenly frees up for either of us. Texts and FaceTime help, but it’s just not the same.
It got me to thinking how many people, I consider friends, who are far away and I don’t get to see much of, if at all. I have met and befriended a handful of bloggers that I would love to see more, but we all live in different areas of the country, (and some in other countries all together) so that makes it difficult if not impossible to see each other.
It is bittersweet: I get to connect with so many great people from all over whom I’d have never met without today’s technology, but I don’t actually get to see most of them, in person. If I had the time, I’d love to get in a car and drive cross country, seeing all my long distance friends, then grab a flight and see those who live even farther away.
Ultimately, I am happy to have these cross-country and worldwide connections, and I am grateful that I have met so many, but I do wish it was easier to meet and get together with everyone, whenever I wanted. Until then, I’ll have to settle for reading and sharing blogposts and connecting via Facebook and Texts.
And, all things considered, Jim being just 2 hours away, ain’t so bad after all.