*Hello everyone, this is the first “guest post” on my blog and couldn’t be more thrilled to do so. Anyways, I think it is enough from me for right now, I’ll simply let him shine:
Who am I? You may ask. I am the other half, the one that is mentioned in some of the posts in this blog. Yes, that’s me.
Fernanda asked me a couple of months ago if I could write a guest piece for her blog about my standpoint in this ldr. First, I was shy but I finally decided to do my best. Writing doesn’t come very naturally to me, especially creative writing, which is why I have decided to tell you a few of the memories we have shared during our wonderful adventure.
I have told Fernanda many times this day was one of my favourites. She probably has guessed by now, Halloween of 2015. Us Australians don’t really celebrate it here, although it has slowly caught on, I personally don’t do anything special for it. Last year was different, a couple days earlier I was on a phone call with her and I found out that everyone in her family had plans but her, I could tell that this really upset her. We came up with an idea to do at Halloween night, which included candy / lollies, pizza, and watching a scary movie. I know this doesn’t sound like a special night, but for us it was. I’m not a big fan of scary movies, and it was pretty hard to find a movie we both could watch. We eventually decided on Halloween: Resurrection which was a good introduction to scary movies for me. That night, as simple as it was, was one of my favourite nights that I’ve spent with her.
These 11 months together have made me a better person and somehow even made me happier. Ok not somehow, I know exactly how. She can make me smile without saying a word, receiving a goofy snap or a random picture during the day makes me feel amazing. She is always there for me when I need her and her support for me to do anything is always so encouraging. Fernanda knows when to push me, which at first I thought was annoying, but now I know it was just her trying to make the best version of me. I think without her around last year, I would have been stuck in the same pattern I was in, I feel that I’ve changed not a huge amount, but I’ve changed for the better.
For me the last 11 months haven’t been perfect at all, I’ve been going through the struggles that every other person goes through when being in a long distance relationship. Struggles such as the lack of physical contact and not being able to be by Fernanda’s side through the good and the bad times, have been the issues I find the hardest to deal with.
By being in this relationship I have learnt many different things about myself. These are about how my feelings could be so strong towards someone who is so far away, and about how precious time is. I have also learnt to prioritise and cherish the moments we spend together. It has been hard, I have been really lucky to find someone that I can trust and that I am connected with. Being in this long distance relationship has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Lastly, I just want to thank her for everything. She is so kind, sweet, caring and thoughtful. Yet, she is a little bit crazy and enjoys teasing me. I also want to thank her for the great memories we have shared and I can’t wait to create more in the future.
Happy 11 months Fernanda ❤!
(That concludes the first ever guest post 😮☺ done here in simply.fernanda by no other than Grant 😃) We’d certainly love to hear your thoughts. And as always, a big: Thank You! 💕