Monday, 22 August 2016



Long Distance Relationship: PART II

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So I have already talked about one of my long distance relationships, but trust me, I have a fair few - last year, one of my closest friends moved alllll the way to Paris. I know, I know, it doesn't sound that far but when you have spent the best part of three years down the road from each other and have got into that tight routine, its hard to break away and welcome change. 

I am very much a girls girl, my friends are everything, which you have probably gathered from my blog. So when the time came that we all separated and did our own thing, I am not going to lie, it was hard to get used to. I think its the fear; the fear of them not being there for you or not holding your hand while you make huge decisions about your life. You can Skype and WhatsApp but it just isn't the same is it? You spend so much concentrated time with that one person, making thousands of memories and pouring so much into your friendship and then they are just gone. There is a space and it is very hard to fill - soppy I know, but its true. 

I decided to write this post as luckily, this particular babe is back for the summer and I am beyond excited. There isn't much we haven't done together [even blind double dated - yes its true!] so we thought a collaboration would be very fitting. So, here it is, the other side of my LDR from Little Leaf of Spring...

Hello all!

Well what can I say? When I look back at the past year, I wonder how I did it! I was blessed with Char for three years whilst at university and it wasn't long after we first met that we realised how amazingly awesome we were together. I mean, as far as BFF's go, we are a pretty good combination. The idea of being away from Char as well as all my other wonderful friends was one of those heartbreaking thoughts. No more meeting up before uni, having coffee together, crying together when we were stressed, moaning when someone annoyed had annoyed us or having to tell her that the boy she was hurting over was useless and didn't deserve her. My main struggle was dealing with not having my best friend as my support system that was by my side everyday. I went from daily catch ups to being pushed into a quick Skype call. This left me laying in bed at night crying my eyes out, overflowing with emotion, but my BFF not being there to tell me it was ok; especially at the beginning of my journey. 

However this soon got easier and even though Paris seemed far, it couldn't keep us apart. God bless you Eurostar! I soon started to realise that I didn't need her to be beside me everyday, as the knowledge of her being there no matter what was comforting enough. One of the best gifts is knowing that despite the waters that may separate us, we are still the closest, bestest and cutest friends. Plus, our dates together are now 'holidays' - I mean who wouldn't love that?!?!?!

'We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere'


Charlotte and Rachel x


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14 comments:

  1. Loved this post! Im so glad you have managed to make it work!

    Darriyan♡
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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  2. Aw, this is so cute! It's difficult to maintain friendships long distance, especially after a while when people just go their separate ways. <3 I still have a couple of childhood friends that I keep in touch with, which is awesome! <3

    Kay
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    1. Yeah it's so nice when you can make it work and it also means you always have a great time when you are together! Thanks for reading Kay!!

      Charlotte x

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  3. I'm the one that moved to Paris in my friends' case, and it's not always easy indeed, but it does work. I might be in a different country, but I'm only a 3,5h drive away, and thank goodness for Whatsapp!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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    1. Definitely.. Praise the Lord for Whatsapp! I think you can definitely make it work, your time is just quality over quantity!

      Charlotte x

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  4. This is such a wonderful post! Have a nice weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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  5. It's always hard to know your best friends live far away, but if the relationship is strong nothing will break you guys apart :)
    xx

    LA VEINE

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  6. A lot of people don't tend to think about friendships being an LDR in themselves so I'm really glad you and Rachel chose to spoke about it and I'm pleased your still the best of friends!

    Musings & More

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    1. I thought it would be great to put a spin on LDR as a lot of friends go through it! Thanks for reading Emily ☺️

      Charlotte x

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  7. Great post dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

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    1. Thank you for reading Faye!

      Charlotte x

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