Monday, January 23, 2017

How to make a long distance friendship work.

Happy Monday!
I just wanted to say thank you for all the love & support I received after sharing my big news in my previous blog post. I'm so blessed to have people like you in my life.
This is a huge next step for us but I'm so thankful for you guys to be following along on this journey with me. 
Things won't change much with my blog except the scenery in my pictures will become more beautiful. I have a lot planned for this little ole blog in 2017. 
Can't wait to share.

With that being said.. I thought it would be a fun idea to share how to have & deal with a long distance friendship. With me moving now & they each live in different states, plus I have a friend in Indy & one in Chicago. I'm kinda experienced with these long distance friendships.  I just thought it would be fitting. 

So a little backstory about these two beautiful ladies... They are both named Lauren.  Lauren S is the the one in the jacket & cute little bun. Lauren K is the one with the olive green cardigan & adorable short hair. 
Lauren S & I have been friends 12 years or so.  Lauren K & I have been friends since we were babies. Our parents were friends. So we were destined to be close. 
We have made it through thick & thin. The going away to college days, our wedding days, & the oh so lovely high school drama days. These two know my good side & bad side but somehow choose to love me despite. 
We've all had to move in different directions after we got married. I stayed near where we grew up, Lauren S, after she got married moved with her hubby to California to be a Marines wife (I cried like a baby the day after her wedding, not wanting her to go).  Lauren K got married & moved two hours away.. still not as far as California but not terribly close either.  Needless to say we have lived away from each other for a little bit now & we've had to learn how to keep our friendships going despite the distance. 
I think we are doing pretty dang good so I thought I would share some of the tips we came up with.

1. Don't get hurt if you don't talk.  Seriously. Being a wife, mom, or working a full time job takes up a ton of your time to begin with but to have to worry about wether or not you talked to your friends is just unnecessary stress that doesn't need to be. They should know you still love them without having to talk with them every day.  

2. Have confidence in your friendship. Don't get nervous about the new friendships your friend might make. Just know nothing will change with your friendship. Have confidence in that. 

3. Just remember when you do see each other those moments become so much more cherished & Special. So true. We have uninterrupted & put cell phones away kinda moments. Such cherishable memories when we see each other now, then when we saw each other every day. Not saying I wouldn't like to see them everyday but you always have to make the best of the situation. (: 

4. Knowing without a doubt if you need them they will be there. I know I could call either of these ladies or any of my close girlfriends for that matter & even if they were busy, they would act like they weren't just to listen to me vent. 

5. When you do see each other it's like no time has past. I have this with about 6 of my girlfriends now.  I have been friends with these ladies since high school & some since we were babies but thats how I knew we would be friends forever. When you can go months without talking, you get together & its like no time has past. Those are the friends you want to have. They are hard to find but when you do it is so worth it. 

As I always say, I would rather have a few good friends then a ton of surfacey ones. 

To all my close girlfriends... You know who you are. (:
Thank you for being such amazing friends & sticking by me. 
You mean the world to me. 
Love you!

How did you deal with having a long distant relationship?
What are some of your tips on keeping a long distance relationship alive?

Comment below & let me know! 
I would love to hear from you! 
As always, thank you for stopping by! 



  1. These pictures are too cute, such a lovely post! I am in love with your blog too, your hard work really pays off.. well done pretty gal! x