Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Basking

I'm still basking in the glow of a very pleasant weekend topped off by the Bills win against the Patriots on Sunday.  It really was the icing on the cake.  As with many things in life, it's important to savor the good times while they last because they eventually fade so I'm enjoying soaking it in while I can (one story here, another here)....

Speaking of basking, I've alluded in the past to the fact that my sweetie will be visiting me.  She arrives tomorrow, and will be staying for a week.

I told her when we met that long-distance relationships suck, and they do.  I know this from experience.  But we've been forced to make creative use of the time between the last time we were together and when we were both free enough of other obligations to get together again.  We have both been counting down the days, and that "next time" finally happens tomorrow.

I'm confident that she'd agree that although the last several weeks have been difficult they've also provided a unique opportunity to get to know one another.  She is honestly the first person I've met since my ex-wife who I could talk to for hours and never run out of things to talk about.  Communication and the ability for it to flow naturally is such an important thing to me and we've already got that down.  It's not forced or uncomfortable - it almost flows organically.

Common goals, similar interests, same overall outlook on life - we share so many themes that we can sometimes almost finish each other's sentences.  She's got dogs.  She's physically active.  She's got a strong sense of social justice and is in a position to do something about it.  She actually likes to watch football!  She's at the same stage of life as I am, and has the same zeal for adventure and doing as I do.  And, just as important as all of this - she makes me feel special.   That mixture is new for me, and we're both still wondering how the heck we found each other in this crazy world....

My special someone has a name.  Her name is Tracy.  In the future when I mention her I'll use her name so at least there will be some context for this new person suddenly appearing in my life.  I don't expect to share too too much detail as we both feel a very strong sense of privacy.  But at the same time neither of us feel a need to hide it either.  I expect that our relationship will have a significant impact on my life, so some of the things that unfold over coming weeks and months now have a significant new motivator.

We are planning to be together quite a bit over the coming weeks.  She'll be coming to Provincetown with me next month so we'll enjoy a few days of  "real" autumn in Cape Cod.  And then I'll be in Phoenix at the end of the month.  In one of those ironies of life she lives in Phoenix.   So does my furniture....

After that?  We'll see.  That's too far into the future to plan right now.  But I'll share that I don't expect we'll be having a long-distance relationship for very long.  'Nuff said.

3 comments:

Quay Summer said...

Provincetown is my favorite place in the whole world. You'll love it there.

Sophie Lynne said...

I am very happy for you, Donna! :)

Mae West said...

Congratulations! I hope that you and your soul mate have found each other.