I’m just an ordinary 16 year year old girl from england.
My name’s Sophie and I’m in an LDR with a boy named Travis who lives 83 miles away www.83milesaway.tumblr.com
My personal tumblr is www.sophiemcentee-morris.tumblr.com
Thanks for the support, good luck to anyone else out there in an LDR, stay strong and it will work <3
Our LDR relationship which started through xbox!
For christmas in 2010, my sister and I were bought an xbox. A few of our friends also had xboxs so i occasionally talked to them when I went online. One day in January I joined an online party with one of my friends Greg, he was in a party with another boy Trav, but I could tell by his accent that he was from a different area. They had met online playing games and regularly played together. I never really thought anything of it but pretty much every time I went online after that I ended up talking to both of them.
One day, I went online and Greg wasn’t online, but Trav was. He invited me to chat so I joined and there was also a few of his friends, James, Brad and Tommy. His friends were louder and James ended up finding me on facebook. After that, I found Trav on facebook too and added him as a friend. Whenever I went online I ended up talking to Trav’s friends but he didn’t seem to come on much anymore.
The easter holidays were coming up and James kept pushing me to go down to Leicester and meet him Brad and Tommy. I thought why not, I trusted them and knew quite a lot about them. I asked my mum and she said she would take me as long as she could stay nearby so I agreed. I ended up meeting those 3 but didn’t get the chance to meet Trav.
When I got home, Trav had deleted me as a friend off xbox and I didn’t know why. I thought it was the end of our friendship and was really upset. I didn’t really understand why he’d done that but guessed it was because I’d met his friends before I had the chance to meet him.
In the end, I ended up falling out with James because I asked him about Trav and they had fallen out in school. I ended up messaging Trav on facebook to find out what was wrong and for a while there was no reply but one day I had a friend request on xbox from him. I accepted and we stayed up for hours that night talking about things. He said he was sorry but he didn’t think I was bothered about talking to him anymore, and that he thought I’d rather talk to James. I told him the truth and that I thought he was a much nicer person. We ended up talking for a few more months when summer came and I had the chance to go and visit him. I’d never seen a picture of Trav before because he didn’t have any of facebook so I was pretty nervous. We’d spend hours talking on the phone and over xbox but I’d never seen him so it was a big thing.
It was a sunny day and a 2 hour car journey, on the way down I got really nervous but I was also really excited as well. When I arrived Trav invited us all in, he was tall, dark and handsome. It was love at first sight. I knew the person he was and seeing him completed me. We spent an amazing day together watching DVDs and we went out for a bit in the sun. When I was coming home in the car we texted all the way and Trav asked me to be his girlfriend. We talked about how we’d make the distance work and we have, we’ve been together just over 14 months and he’s made me the happiest girl alive. I feel so lucky to have him and although we live 2 hours away we see each other about once every 1/2 months.
Because of my relationship, I lost my best friend. She thought a LDR was stupid and that I’d replaced her with Trav although I went out with her most weekends when I wasn’t with him. She used to talk about us to all my other friends behind my back. One day, one of my friends Hannah stood up for me and ever since shes stuck by me and I know that she is so much more trustworthy. That was a hard time for me, but I realised that if she was a true best friend then surely she would have been happy for me. Since then I’ve moved on and made some amazing friends who are actually there for me :).
This year, we had the most amazing summer and Trav came on holiday with my family for 2 weeks. It was so nice waking up with him in the same room as me every morning. We spent every day enjoying the time we had together, visiting little towns and going in the sea and pool. I loved the fact we were with each other all the time.
Being in a LDR has its ups and downs. It’s really made us appreciate the time we get together and made us stronger as a couple. We’ve learnt to ignore all the haters. It’s really hard at times because I go through stages where I get so wound up about not being able to see him. But I know all of this will be worth it in the end and I’ll be so excited when we finally get to close the distance. It’s still a while away, I’m going to uni in 2014 and Trav is going in the army. But hopefully By 2018/2019 we’ll be living happily together in our own house and I’ll be able to wake up to his smile every single morning.
My bucket list
Kiss in the rain
Romantic walks on the beach
Stay up all night and watch movies together
Spend new year together
Spend Valentines Day together
Stay in a hotel together
Have sex in the shower
Make each other build-a-bears
Go to a theme park
Share ice cream
Build a fort from blankets and cushions etc
Get a caricature of us
Go to Alton Towers
Go on paddle boats
Walk to Hilbre Island
Go to the Zoo
Get a house
Get matching tattoos