Posted: Monday, Sep. 10, 2012
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
In just two days my friends and I will be leaving for Disney World. I am beyond excited and the little kid in me is continuously asking Are we there yet? As eager as I am to leave, the closer I get to going away, the more I have mixed feelings. Dont get more wrong, I am really looking forward to the trip. My best friend and I havent been on vacation since college and I love her sister (who is coming with us). At the same time, its been a while since Robert and I have been apart.
Half of our relationship has been long distance, and as this trip is only for six days, its not that Im finding it hard to leave. Actually, up until this weekend I was acting big and bad about it. I didnt think a few days apart would faze me. After all, Im the type that recognizes a little distance, particularly when you are indulging in your separate hobbies, is good for a relationship. But the closer weve gotten to the trip, the more Ive realized how much Ill miss him.
Whether youre married or just living together, seeing someone every day is comforting. Your partner knows your habits, your fears, and your quirks. Youre used to having the other person around, and when he/she isnt there, it just feels strange. Even though I havent left yet, the idea of him not being around just feels odd.
I know that Im going to have an amazing trip and Im sure Robert will enjoy the one-on-one time with his Xbox. Actually, if things go to plan, one of Roberts friends is coming into town and he is having a guys weekend. So Im not the only one who will be having some time with friends.
As they have been saying for years, absence makes the heart grow fonder. It may be an outdated and overused quote, but its true. A little space will do us good, and when I get back, well have plenty of quality time together. Mind you, after he sees all of the Disney memorabilia Im going to bring home, he might send me away again. I can at least say I wont get into too much trouble, right?
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