Calling a loved one is something I do quite often. I am always on the phone with my dad or with my mom. If I don’t call my mom at least once a week, I have this innate thought she’ll think I’m dead. This isn’t the case. She follows me on Facebook and constantly sees I’m out and about. It’s more of for my own security to make sure I’m not dead. Instead of calling my family today, I decided to call Charmaine.
I honestly didn’t think she was going to answer. I know she works during the day, which means she’s busy ready things, writing things, and calling people. She did pick up, which made me smile almost instantly. I got to give her the good news that I paid off both my credit cards. We talked about our overall plans for the companies we’re both working on. We talked about times that were easier when the two of us could just sit in our pajamas and watch Glee. It’s these moments that I miss. I don’t miss the time we spent together.
The two of us have been on a wild journey together. It’s like when we were both born, we were fired on a trajectory. When we met, it was like an explosion sending us both into an incredibly different place. That explosion created a new world that we’re both now involved in. We’re not together all the time, but the planet continued to grow and thrive. That’s our destiny and we built it together.
Distance has always been a relative thing for me. Growing up, my father was a truck driver which lead me to not seeing him most of the year. I talked to him on the phone. When I graduated High School, my mom started traveling with him. I only talked to her on the phone. My relatives on my mom’s side lived a thousand miles away so that to know them was to talk to them on the phone. Now that I’m 1,600 miles away from them, it’s the same kind of thing. We’re still close with text messaging and phone calls.
As I get older, the distance feels like it’s a little bit further. It’s kind of ironic considering the two of us are working closer together than ever. She’s reading and exploring my story. We talk via text messaging or by phone. I do all of this and I still feel like our distance is so far. I even mentioned on the phone call earlier today that we need a day to just hang out and do nothing together. We have gossip and lives to catch up on that traveling together just doesn’t fully allow for.
I will get to see her a few times this year, and each time will be magnificent. I know that everything with this book, this universe, will grow into something amazing. If we can make money, this will lead us to seeing each other more often and many more conversations. Meeting each other shifted our destinies, and this will bring us even closer together.
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