Late Flights & Early Mornings

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“Bae, if we both become successful is this what life for us is going to be like?”

That was the million-dollar question of the night posed by my S.O. as he unpacked his overnight bag and I packed mine. Would this really be what our lives would be like? Seeing each other in passing… one coming home as the other is leaving.

It possibly could be. I mean isn’t success what we were working so hard for? We push each other to be the best at what we do and support each other’s efforts wholeheartedly so it could only be a matter of time before this becomes our lives.

Being a young, working professional trying to figure out a set career path in itself is not easy. There’s already so much pressure to build a successful career, make a lot of money, plan for your financial future, travel to expand your knowledge and experiences, stay in shape and healthy. When you add dating and relationships into the mix it fells like TOO MUCH!!!! But you can’t let that stop you from pursuing a relationship or maintaining an already existing relationship.

That is why it is so important for us to carve out time to spend together. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. I just enjoy being in his company. So if he is sitting at the table editing pictures, I sit there too, most of the time in silence. I also surprisingly enjoy the time spent with him as his {unpaid} assistant while he’s “shooting in the gym”, his studio.

I used to think that in order to “date” my S.O. we had to be going somewhere. But ohhhhhh, how wrong was I. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to go out sometimes but as working professionals with time and energy constraints, going out is not always in the cards. So I revel in the moments that we get to spend on the sofa with my head on his shoulder watching Big Bang Theory. In those moments our bond is growing stronger just because we are together.

You get enough pressure from society; you don’t need to pressure yourself. Alleviate some of the pressure by turning off that internal clock that says you’re running out of time.  Even as we become more successful and the distance of our travels separates us farther, we will be okay because I couldn’t imagine my life any other way.

How do you stay connected to your significant other while balancing a hectic life? What keeps you motivated?

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