I know I've been MIA for awhile and it's because I've been going through a period of transition in my life. My boyfriend is moving to Atlanta for work and neither of us thought that Long Distance would be a good option. Granted, we've only been dating for 6 months but because of our age, things progressed very quickly and naturally.
We met randomly at a Meetup barcrawl on the River Walk at the end of last summer. I had been single for a long time and he had just moved to Chicago a few months ago. Our first date lasted all day and neither of us wanted to leave. I knew that this would be something special and we continued to date casually for the first few weeks. We started spending more time together and never really had a "define the relationship talk." He would refer to me as his girlfriend to acquaintances and friends, which was all that mattered to me.
During our time together, we enjoyed normal couple things like going out to eat, exploring the city and especially watching/discussing movies together. Even though we had different political views, movies were always something that brought us together. He even attended a few movie screenings with me and I appreciated his companionship.
I knew that he was someone who was very career driven and he had a history of moving where his job took him throughout the country. A few months ago, his position was eliminated in Chicago and to stay with his company, he was forced to interview for positions in different cities. He interviewed for a few jobs here but nothing really panned out. I knew in the back of my mind that he would be moving soon but neither of us knew exactly when it would happen.
When he got the news last week that he got the job in Atlanta, I was shocked but appreciated that he told me soon after he found out. Without going into too much personal detail, I decided that it was in my best interest to end things before he left. Even though it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, I know it will all work out for the best. I hope we can stay friends and still be there for each other after he moves.
Honestly, there were no hard feelings and I wish him the best in his career. I just know that I need a relationship with more stability and one that will progress with time. Even though I don't think I'm ready to get married or have kids right now, I need to know that is a possibility down the line with the right partner.
My goal for the next few weeks is to concentrate on myself and get back to blogging. I hope you will all support me in this journey and thank you for reading.
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