Anyone who has been in a long distance relationship knows how hard it is. I had to move to a new town for my 1-year pharmacy placement so I spend most of my evenings alone. My husband is in India and I am in England. Things are getting harder as the temperature is getting colder. I am shivering myself to sleep when I know I should be besides my husband. The other downside to winter getting closer is that next week the clocks go back. This means that the 4.5-hour time difference will grow to 5.5 hours. I finish work at 6pm most days and will not get home until midnight Indian time. My husband has to get up for work so this is going to have to cut our Skype time, which is the highlight of each day. I am alone but not lonely.
When I am feeling down I close my eyes and feel his presence with me. There will always be that connection holding us together, no matter how many thousands of miles stand between us. Several times I have tightly closed my eyes, clenched my fists and tensed every muscle and concentrated on being transported to our bedroom in India, surprising, it never works and I am still sitting in my empty flat in England once I open my eyes.
Once I get on that plane and move to India next year, I hope that there won’t be even a moment when I don’t feel so grateful to be reunited with my husband. Not even a single second.
283 days until I call India my home. I cannot even imagine the happiness I will feel to never have to be without my husband ever again! But for now, I will be alone but not lonely.