4 thoughts from week #1

First week done! I’d like to say that it went by fast but really, it went by … oddly. I learned a lot, though.

week 1

Here are a few thoughts on the week:

  1. Communication — in any form — is the glue. With a NY-to-CA distance between us, it would be easy to let it slide or to save the details for later. Already I can tell that this would be a bad idea. Talking back and forth on the phone, by text, via video chat, by email or even with Facebook, Twitter or a blog is key. A combination of many of those would be even better. We use every one. Which leads me to …
  2. The small things matter. That hilarious thing your 9 year old said? Share it. Your obsessive watering of the flowers? Share it. Video of the kids dancing? Commentary on enchilada day at work? That photo of nearby Facebook headquarters? Share it! Those are actual interactions that we’ve had this week.
  3. Remember that we’re apart but in it together. This gets me through.
  4. It takes a village.

Do you have any other suggestions, experiences or pearls of wisdom? Please share below! I’d love to hear from you!

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3 thoughts on “4 thoughts from week #1

  1. Congrats on one week down! My friend did a six week stint away from the hub when she did a women’s road bike trip. She sent him a different song EVERY DAY as way of sharing her mood, love, whatever….You may be apart, but it sounds like your communication and effort has the potential of being better than that of couples who are together every day. And that is key!!

  2. Pingback: Talking about nothing at all | Bridging the Distance

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