I would call around 11pm after getting home from work, meaning I would “apparently” sometimes fall asleep mid conversation : S, which meant Mike picked up his phone every morning around 6am in America.
Being forced to talk on the phone meant that we got to know each other a lot more intimately, and a lot more quickly than we otherwise would have.
A few months in, I may have had only spent 12 hours physically with this person, but I felt like I had known him for years. Work out a time which works in both time zones and try to stick with it so you have consistency.
Honestly, the concept of phone sex is ridiculous to me (that’s just me though – it might be your thing!
One hotel reception shift I had a pizza delivery man come in at lunch and drop off a Large Hawaiian, bottle of Fanta and chocolate lava cake; all which had been ordered and paid for by Mike online, from America!!
60 days out from us meeting in Scotland for New Years 2011 I received a box which had 60 letters; one each day until we met up!
We spent two weeks in London in June of that year (where he proposed again, with a ring this time!We got married in Hawaii this Valentines day just past, and I’m now blogging from Florida where I’m spending the next 3 years until I gain American Citizenship.(Immigration is a whole other blog which I will rant about at some other time).), and he was back in Australia in October for our engagement party.I spent Christmas and New Years in America with him (where he proposed again…to be funny…on the big screen at Madison Square Gardens during a New York Rangers Game), and he moved to Australia on a 12 month work/travel visa in May of 2012.We both worked 2 jobs to pay for all of our travel; 16 hour days, in my case while at the same time studying Journalism and Law full time at university and still maintaining a pretty impressive social life.If I had a dollar for every time someone told me my relationship was doomed I would be set for life.We have a pretty incredible story – so I’m told – which included pulling off one of the greatest long distance relationships ever, being almost 15,000 kilometers apart. Before we knew it we had spent hours talking to each other and laughing together, and found ourselves sitting beneath a starry African sky in the early AM hours.Dinner had turned into breakfast and we forced ourselves to say goodbye before heading towards separate flights. If you truly want something to work, and you put everything you have into it, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.), however that’s not to say that you can’t keep the romance alive, even from 15,000 kilometers away.After flying home from Africa and fitting back into “reality”, roses arrived for me on my first day back at work!