I’m seeing more and more people being in long distance relationships and I can’t help but wonder, if more people are choosing to date someone residing in another country why are people still so negative about it? Romance between two people starts off as a gamble with fate with a mixture of fireworks like the 4th of July and as days goes by, feelings tend to get stronger and eventually talks of ‘happily ever after’ comes to the surface. So then I ask, how is this any different if the romance is generated from afar or near? Being in both a failed long distance relationship and currently in a successful one, here are 4 things people get wrong about long distance relationships:
Every love story always starts off when the boy meets the girl right? The romance can either bloom or dwindle based on the connection on the first few dates. However, now we’re in the age of technology where it’s easy to skip the first date and go right into Netflix and chill. Have we lost the spark of romance as we advance in technology? Or did we forget the excitement of first dates?
Let’s be honest, dates – let alone – first dates can trigger anyone’s nerves. Let’s talk about the typical dinner and movie date: What if you don’t like the food? What if the conversation gets awkward, can you skip on the movie? Do we need to share popcorn? Yes, first dates can be scary- but it doesn’t have to. Skip the dinner, skip the movie, here are some ideas to go on your first date instead.
Ariel have always been my favorite Disney character and as I child (like most of us) growing up to Disney movies, Disneyland was one of my dream vacations. Years down the road, it finally became a reality and took a family trip to our first visit to Disneyland in California. As far as I remembered, it was magical.
Fast-forward 20 years later, I still look at Disneyland as a magical place and still hits home whenever I spot the characters roaming around the area. However, this time around, I’m not relying on my parents to pack my belongings and plan the itinerary for the trip!
Traveling is great, packing is not. If you’re anything like me, you probably thrive on that jet-set life. After I was able to land a well paid job and be approved for a credit card, the joy of booking flights became an obsession. I was always looking forward to planning my next trip (if time and money allowed me to, of course). More than 10 years later I’m still on the quest for that seat sale email, promotions and any reason to pack my bags and just go.
After 2 long distance relationships, gaining and keeping friends in different area codes and falling in love with cities I’ve never been to, I’ve finally mastered how to proficiently pack my life in a suitcase. And trust me, It took a lot of trial and error to get this far. Here are some helpful tips to successfully pack your carry-on.
Long distance: both tough but manageable. As I mentioned before, romance was not the only thing I had to learn to balance my time but I also had to keep my own friends close regardless of the distance. It’s a struggle for sure, but at the end of the day, it’s manageable and worth it. Here’s some tips to keep in mind when you’re trying to juggle multiple area codes:
Reading between the lines
Technology can both be our best friend or worst enemy. It’s 2016 and it’s getting easier and easier to provide simple communication across the globe. Having said that, be mindful of how you read or even shoot out your text messages. It’s easy to misinterpret someone’s sense of humour for a rude comment. Last thing you want to do is blowing up each other’s phone and burning bridges over a simple text.
Birthdays. I personally believe that everyone should celebrate their birthdays, whether it’s a simple dinner with a close knit circle of friends and family or pamper yourself at a spa with a glass of wine. Not too long ago, I took a trip to celebrate my SO’s birthday in California and pampered him with home cooked meals and a day trip to Disneyland. (stay tuned for this upcoming post!)
This time, it’s Amanda‘s birthday and she would love to celebrate with ALL of you. I have teamed up with some amazing ladies for this birthday giveaway that Amanda herself, has put together!
Happy Birthday Amanda!
Every month I want to be able to showcase one amazing blogger and/or business owner on Confessions of a Scorpio. Being a new blogger, the art of networking with the people in the community is one of the biggest skills to have in order to be successful. I’ve realized how much hard work simply being a blogger is that I am in amazement of fellow bloggers and business owners from their start-up to where they are now. It drives nothing but motivation and inspiration to push forward to be successful as a writer.
Having said that, I’m pleased to announce my first ‘Spotlight Sundays’ story with you today! I’ve recently teamed up with Amanda, owner of Pink Panda’s Prints to do an exclusive meet and greet about her and her shop. I first took notice of her shop on Instagram by her colorful prints and her shop name. Pink Panda’s Prints is a customized print shop located in Ontario, Canada. With around 400 sales and all 5 star reviews I was lucky enough to grab some time with Amanda for collaboration. Make sure you take the time to check out her shop! With prints ranging from $12-$20 CND, it’s definitely worth the visit.
It’s been 3 months into my blog and now I think I’ve gotten the hang of things. I personally believe I’m ready to take the next stop and be fully invested into my passion to write. Every month going forward I plan on taking the LDRBN challenge of My Monthly Three. This challenge allows us to jot down at least 3 goals we want to achieve whether it be for life and/or for the blog for the month. (If you’re in a long distance relationship or have been and would like to join the community, hop on! We’d love to get you on board!)
They say people come into your life for a reason and when I met him, I thought he would be the one to change my life forever. That was only half true. Every child comes into the world with the innocent thought that all people are genuinely good. I came into the world believing that fairy tales exists, mermaids are hidden away deep down in the ocean and fairies come out of hiding to those who believe in them. Now I know, not all fairy tale stories are real.