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So I don’t know if this will get notes or not since the quality is kind of poor, but I could care less honestly. I just wanted to share with everyone how amazing my boyfriend, Jack, is. I know there are a good amount of people who post pictures like this with captions exactly like this one, and many people don’t take the time to read them, but that’s okay.. if you choose to read through this whole thing then thank you, and I hope you find someone just as perfect for you as Jack is for me (if you haven’t already found that person).
So Jack and I met over the summer in Seaside, FL… a place where a lot of people from the south go for vacation. On the beach at night, teenagers go down and drink and meet/hookup with random people from all over (and sometimes locals would hangout too) and have just have fun, but I had no idea that I would find the one boy I couldn’t imagine living without. So one night my friends and I went down to the beach, and I was a little bit hammered. I remember walking past Jack with my friend Afton and just thinking “Shit, I need to know him.” So, being the stupid girl that I am, I decided to walk up to him and pretend like we had met before. I mean, I was drunk so I could’ve easily played it off cool if my incredibly stupid pick up line didn’t end up working. Fortunately though, he started flirting back and we hit it off. I had hooked up with many boys on that trip before Jack, talked to lots, flirted with as many as I could, but none of them compared to him. Jack was incredibly different from the rest of them. I had only known him for a few hours at this point, but he held me like he had loved me for years, and that’s when I knew I needed to do everything I could to keep this boy because he was so much different from anyone else I had ever met.
Like I said before, Seaside is mainly about hookups and getting drunk, relationships aren’t supposed to flourish. Jack was a local and I was just a tourist from Atlanta, but once I went back home we texted like crazy. Soon enough we were face-timing every single night until 3am, no matter if we had school or not. We became crazy for each other, and then ended up falling in love. We both even admitted to each other that we tried not to get attached because it would be so hard to deal with, but we just couldn’t help it. Then we started planning to meet up, and we finally got to see each other again this past New Years. I went down to Florida with Afton and we stayed at her beach house, which was like 10 minutes from his actual house. I spent every single waking moment with him that I possibly could, and even then it wasn’t enough. I had wished for a New Years Eve kiss at 12 for so god damn long, and I finally got it this year. And it wasn’t one of those meaningless kisses people randomly give out on New Years. This was one of the most important things that’s happened to me in awhile believe it or not (the polaroid is my new years kiss hollerrr). I had to leave after being with him for 4 days to go to NYC with my aunt, and I don’t remember the last time I cried that hard. But my perfect boyfriend tried to get flowers sent to my hotel room, and even though it didn’t end up working out because the flower shop was being a bitch, I was still so happy he even thought to do that.
Now I’ve done the whole long distance relationship thing before, and it’s incredibly hard. It’s hard not being able to be with the person you love every single day, like there is a constant feeling of emptiness. The hardest part for me is seeing couples at my school or randomly on the street, and they’re kissing or even just holding hands, and all I can think to myself is “this isn’t fucking fair why can’t Jack be here”, but in reality this kind of love is so much stronger than you would think. For two people to stay faithful to one another after being separated for months on end is absolutely beautiful to me. A fair amount of high school relationships are based on physical things (obviously not all, but a lot of them are), like hookups and sex and all of that, but I think that’s one of the few benefits to long distance relationships.. It’s refreshing to know that Jack wants to be with me for who I am, even if that means he doesn’t get to always be with me. That’s the kind of love I’m looking for, and now that I’ve finally found it, I don’t plan on letting go of it.
If you read all of that then congratulations, and it means a lot to me honestly. And to all you people in long distance relationships, or considering being in one, here’s some advice for you: Don’t you fucking think about giving up. Just because someone is hundreds of miles away, that doesn’t mean things can’t work out. There are many different ways to make LDR’s work; whether it’s skyping, face-timing, talking on the phone, texting, writing mother fucking letters, etc. Whatever works for you, keep doing it. And don’t stop. Because you might never ever meet someone who cares about you just as much as this person does.
With that being said, thank you for the most incredible night of my life, and for being the best thing that’s ever happened to me, Jack. I love you to heaven and back. Forever and always.