After meeting initially in August 2010, we went to Scotland for that Christmas and spent the New Year touring London, Amsterdam and Paris.He then came to Australia in April 2011 and spent a month with my friends and family before proposing!We have a pretty incredible story – so I’m told – which included pulling off one of the greatest long distance relationships ever, being almost 15,000 kilometers apart. Before we knew it we had spent hours talking to each other and laughing together, and found ourselves sitting beneath a starry African sky in the early AM hours.Dinner had turned into breakfast and we forced ourselves to say goodbye before heading towards separate flights. If you truly want something to work, and you put everything you have into it, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.Surprisingly, it does actually help when you consistently catch up with the person.Mike and I took our circumstances as a great opportunity to travel and met up with each other around the world.
After flying home from Africa and fitting back into “reality”, roses arrived for me on my first day back at work! One hotel reception shift I had a pizza delivery man come in at lunch and drop off a Large Hawaiian, bottle of Fanta and chocolate lava cake; all which had been ordered and paid for by Mike online, from America!!
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me my relationship was doomed I would be set for life.
Listen to what your friends and family have to say, sure, but thank them for their opinion and continue living your life.
John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.
As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.