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I met Irina 2 years ago, and since then we've had the most loving relationship I could've ever imagined. Now our goals send us in opposite directions. But as last year's experiences showed us, a little distance is close to nothing when fought back with our love.
We met on the first day of college in the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico. Neither of us were certain if it was the place where we wanted to be, but I guess you can say destiny wanted it that way. Now it’s been two years since that day, and I’m still here, but she isn’t. Today she left to continue pursuing her dreams in New York.
Little over a year ago, she broke news to me that she was interested in pursuing a career in Musical Theater. I was somewhat sad [as anyone would be about knowing their loved one is going away] but mostly I was excited for her that she would get the chance to follow her dreams and make it happen. She left to Los Angeles, California to study in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy [A.M.D.A.]. That first year was the hardest. Specially because we had never been apart, and were used to being together 24/7. So I bet you can imagine the desperation we felt when we wanted to be with each other and would have to settle for seeing each other over a webcam. So there we were, alone and apart. Thinking if this was the way we really wanted our relationship.
After a few conversations and a few tears we came to the conclusion that our love was something way too special to let go just because of a little alone time. We set our heads and our hearts straight, and decided to make our best effort to make our long distance relationship work. And so a year went by, and wouldn’t you know it? We got through just fine. And then our most anticipated moment occurred. She came home for the summer.
I think it’s safe to say we had the best summer together. We went on many road trips, spent as much time together as we could, and took all the photos you can imagine. She was my favorite subject of course. We even went to New York to see where she was going to study next, and what a blast it was.
When we came back we had very little time left together, but we managed to spend it the best way we could. And took the time for a few more road trips to see some incredible sites, and fuel up our love tanks to prepare for the coming year when we would be apart again.
Today she left. It’s one of those moments when you don’t really know how to feel. Because you’re sad because you’re saying good-bye to the person who is with you everyday of the week. But at the same time, you’re so happy because you know they’re happy about fulfilling their dreams. So there we are. She’s probably somewhere over the Atlantic right now, and I am here, missing her. But I know that what we have, we won’t find anywhere else. We have that spark, if you know what I mean.
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