Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Countdown

As anyone who works in a school can tell you, the weeks following spring break usually involve a countdown to the end of the school year. Everyone is excited that the school year is almost over and we can't wait for summer break. I am definitely excited for the school year to be over because so many great things will happen this summer and fall, but there is one thing I am dreading that has me wishing time would stand still....

AJ starts his summer job on May 3rd.

In New York.

And I will be working here until the end of June.

I'm trying not to be a wuss, but I cry thinking about being away from him and being on my own. Then a small part of me also gets upset that I am so sad because I feel like I should be more independent and self-sufficient. Ugh. Clearly I am overly emotional about this whole situation!

Luckily we will only be apart for two months. We will see each other Memorial Day weekend for a wedding and my friends and family will be visiting throughout May and June. Kona will stay here with me and she will help keep me company. I have great neighbors and friends in DC and I know I will get to spend a lot of time with them as well.

At this point I'm just trying to stay calm and keep it all in perspective. It really isn't that awful, especially when I think of the women who are away from their husbands during a deployment. He is just going to New York, not a war zone. We will only be apart two months, not a year. We'll be together again before I know it.

It looks like I will have multiple countdowns this school year. First, a countdown to the day AJ leaves. (sad face) Then a countdown until we see each other in May. (happy face) And finally a countdown until the school year is over, which means I can head up to New York and spend the rest of the summer with my husband!! (super happy face)

12 comments:

  1. Don't beat yourself up for being sad. He's your husband and you're supposed to want to be with him! I hope those few months fly by for you. It sounds like you will be keeping yourself busy with lots of friends and family which I'm sure will make it easier :)

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  2. Good luck! It will be hard at first, but the time will fly by! (:

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  3. We will have get together when you come to NY! Happy face!

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  4. I hope that time goes by quickly for you both!

    I need a new countdown, I realized that I haven't had a countdown for quite some time - you're absolutely correct about counting down to the end of the year after Spring Break!

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  5. It will be so much easier than you think! I think the biggest fear is not knowing what to expect, but once you settle down into a routine, it will be so, so much easier than you are imagining. It took me about 3 weeks to adjust, and since then I've never once sat around moping my long-distance marriage (it will be a full year come June). The travel sucks when we do see each other, being apart for birthdays and anniversaries sucks, but on a daily basis... life goes on, and quite happily.

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  6. aww hang in there. i know it seems hard now, but it will be over before you know it. and you're SO LUCKY you have a break. i'd give anything to have spring/summer breaks again. :(

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  7. I totally sympathize. I know it's only going to be 2 months, but I would struggle a bit as well if I were away from TBF for that long (without seeing each other every day). You'll be alright though, hopefully those 2 months will FLY! :) Also, think of how you'll excited you'll be when you get to see him!

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  8. Let me know if you need a friend since I'll pretty much be husbandless between May-July as well.

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  9. YOU Know you will be a nightly dinner guest at our house. We will go for walks and play by the pool . We will bake cookies and figure lots of crafts to make. And then I will be the one sad and mopey when YOU leave me for NYC xo

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  10. I know exactly how you feel! I've been apart from my guy since August and it SUCKS! It will be well worth it when you're in NY with him. NYC in the summer is amazing, you will have such a blast. I live right outside the city and go in most weekends, we'll have to have a blogger lunch!

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  11. Ugh, you know I sympathize with you sweetie! Just know that the cheesy adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder" is totally true. I'm living proof. I feel like I love my husband more now than I ever thought humanly possible. You will start to enjoy your alone time, and absolutely cherish and relish the time you get to spend with AJ! And most importantly, it will be done before you know it!

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  12. I remember those times of making sacrifices for law school, job opportunities, etc. It will all be worth it in the end (as I'm sure you know). And looking forward to the happy milestones will help you through. xoxo

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