I don’t think I have ever been more scared in my life than the week leading up to my boyfriend leaving for Navy basic training also known as “boot camp”.
I mean we knew it was coming but It doesn’t take away from the insecurities of the unknown and what lies ahead. Here are my tips on how I survived those 8 weeks of being away from my boyfriend:
- LOVE YOURSELF: This might sound a bit off but why is it my number one tip? because it should be. YOU ARE SPECIAL. I cannot tell you how many times I put my boyfriend’s priorities before mine. I wanted to go to the gym but he wanted to eat.. guess what we would end up doing? Eating. It wasn’t bad . . .but take this time to recenter yourself. If you wanted to take that alone drive with the windows down listening to Taylor Swift .. YOU DO YOU GIRL!
2.WRITE…THEN…WRITE SOME MORE: My goodness. I have had a journal since I can remember. Sometimes I write a lot and other times I write once a year… but every time I look back at it I am thankful that what worried me then no longer worries me now. P.S This also includes writing to your significant other the moment they leave that way when you do get an address to send them them mail you would have had pre-prepped letters ready to be sent out.
3.COLLEGE GIRL BY DAY: If I was a real housewife this would be my tagline “I am a college girl by day… and a Navy girlfriend all the time” LOL. Seriously, when my boyfriend left I still had about three weeks of winter break; however, when I started Spring semester I took a full course load and was constantly doing homework and keeping myself busy.
4. WORK WORK WORK WORK: Yupp. Love that song also that is exactly what I did I WORKED A LOT. I SAVED A LOT. This is how I was able to save up to go to my boyfriend’s Graduation from boot camp and it made all those long hours worth it.
5. WHO RUNS THE WORLD? GIRLS: My last tip would surround yourself with your best girlfriends whether it is for a glass of wine or to go on a run it simply warms the heart to hang out with those you love and cherish the most. They will be great at keeping you company and letting you know you got this.
So, let me tell you if I can get through 8 weeks of missing my significant other you will too. Hang tight and love harder also if you ever need any advice or have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.