three years ago.

I can't really believe it, but three years ago today, {cv} and I officially ended our long distance days and moved into our little loft apartment in Providence. It feels a little like yesterday, but it also feels like a lifetime ago. After years spent in Georgetown townhouses and citified apartments, we opted for this space because we knew it would be different than any space we'd ever buy. It may not have all the finishes we wanted, but it works beautifully for what we needed {then and now}...


This little anniversary had me thinking back to the absolute joy of walking in our apartment that day with {cv} to know we'd never have to travel to one another again. It was amazing to see the blank canvas to create what we wanted. I reveled in knowing we would no longer be buying two of everything--and that we could finally start our life together.

It is so strange to look at these pictures today. This space didn't hold any memories then but it holds so many today. With our friends and family. With our kittens {turned cats}. With each other.

This little loft will always have a soft spot in my heart, even if I simply cannot wait to get into our house next year. Having actual rooms--rather than one huge space--is such a novel concept, though I'll never forget how it forced us to learn about that much more about each other. Honestly, every couple should be forced to live in a space with no doors {with the exception of the bathrooms, of course!} ;)

You may not see many photos of our apartment as it looks today, except little instagram peeks here + there, because we're maxed out. {Read: we have a house full of wonderful wedding gifts in an apartment-sized space!} In the very least, it is your little peek to imagine me sitting on our couch writing blog posts. It is also encouragement for those of you who aren't done with your long distance days to know it will end one day. Thanks for helping us "celebrate" this little anniversary!


P.S. If you're looking to submit your story for my bi-weekly {distance makes the heart grow fonder} series, click here!

25 comments:

  1. This is such a great post {av}. And I always wanted to live in a loft, so I am a little jealous of your apartment, it's so cute.

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    1. Hi My name is "Goyal Abhishek" I was married for 9years with Keshika and we had a kid together. Things started getting ugly and we had fights and arguments almost every time... it got worse at a point that she filed for divorce... I tried my best to make her change her mind & stay with me. She moved out of the house and still went ahead to file for divorce... I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when my friend introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who has helped him and his wife solve their infertility problem... I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly cause I was desperate and left with no choice... He did special prayers for me... Within 2 days she called me and was sorry for all the emotional trauma she had cost me, she moved back to the house and we continue to live happily. what a wonderful miracle Dr. Ken did for me and my family. I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news... I strongly believe someone out there need's his help (supersolutionhome1@gmail.com or supersolutionhom@yahoo.com)so make extra effort to save your marriage/relationship if it's truly worth it. call him +2348074433380 His website: supersolutionhome.webs.com MY BLOG IS: http://goyalabhishek585.skyrock.com

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    2. Hi My name is "Goyal Abhishek" I was married for 9years with Keshika and we had a kid together. Things started getting ugly and we had fights and arguments almost every time... it got worse at a point that she filed for divorce... I tried my best to make her change her mind & stay with me. She moved out of the house and still went ahead to file for divorce... I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when my friend introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who has helped him and his wife solve their infertility problem... I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly cause I was desperate and left with no choice... He did special prayers for me... Within 2 days she called me and was sorry for all the emotional trauma she had cost me, she moved back to the house and we continue to live happily. what a wonderful miracle Dr. Ken did for me and my family. I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news... I strongly believe someone out there need's his help (supersolutionhome1@gmail.com or supersolutionhom@yahoo.com)so make extra effort to save your marriage/relationship if it's truly worth it. call him +2348074433380 His website: supersolutionhome.webs.com MY BLOG IS: http://goyalabhishek585.skyrock.com

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  2. I'm jealous of your apartment! I wanted to live there, but it was just to far since I still work in Mystic...we ended up in Coventry/West Greenwich. My husband and I will officially be ending any long distance on July4, it's his last day in the military, whoo!

    xoKylee

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  3. I want to live in a loft! Your apartment looks so cool. And I didn't know you lived in Providence--my sister just visited there a week ago and said it was the best city in America.

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  4. I love this space! That's so smart of you to live in a place like that while you're renting, because you're right - the likelihood of buying a loft is slim to none. I can't wait to see your house even though that's little ways away! And congrats on your no-more-long-distance anniversary! :)

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  5. ahh i'm sooo excited for the end of the long distance days!! happy anniversary :) xx

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  6. wow, it really looks like an amazing place! I'd love to see what it looks like now!

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  7. That looks like a really cool space, and yes, very different from anything in DC! When Andrew and I moved to Chicago from DC, we went from two of everything to squeezing everything in one apartment! We definitely celebrated our move this year when we moved to our current loft apartment across town!

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  8. I love the camping chair. That is my favorite. Sorry for being so MIA things are crazy right now. I'm emailing you back RIGHT now and we can coordinate! xo!

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  9. Oh my goodness this space is so pretty! We've been in college housing for the past few years while we both finished up degrees + we're both so excited to be able to finalize plans for Georgia. Thanks for sharing more about your life on the blog - I just love it and have been looking forward to checking your blog in the morning even more than before! T and I have little anniversary celebrations for our first date + the day we moved in together :) xoxo! eliza

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  10. So, so exciting! My boyfriend and I are moving in together in Boston this September and I can't wait to be celebrating an anniversary of not living out of a bag. And MAJOR kudos to you for getting through living in a studio - we looked at one when we were trying to find a place and I just don't think I could handle it!

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  11. It's so encouraging to read your posts like this! My boyfriend and I are doing the long-distance dance now (Kansas to Canada) and I CANNOT WAIT for the day we will be in the same country, state & city! Your posts help me know that I am not the only one out there who had to deal with Skype & international texting plans! So for that I thank and CONGRATULATE you on your special anniversary!

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  12. I adore loft spaces! :) I am glad it holds so many memories for you. I know that my tiny little downtown apartments does the same for my husband and I and we'll look back years from now with fond memories:)

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  13. Happy move in anniversary!!
    My fiance and I live in a loft right now.. I never thought about the fact that we don't have doors. Except for when our cat tries to sleep in the bed... But now that you say it is is weird to live in a place with no doors. Like getting in an argument and needing your cool off time.. one of us goes upstairs, the other downstairs..but I always wish there was doors during that time! LOL
    -Baylee
    stopcents.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this!! I wake up almost every morning and smile remembering that today isn't a day that we have to say goodbye to each other and neither is tomorrow! It is the greatest feeling!

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  15. love this - and can't wait to get there! This weekend marks the first full month I've not lived in London, which is bittersweet, but time does move fast.

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  16. Such a sweet post lady, per usual. Your place is gorgeous- it looks a lot like our loft!! So great you can cherish the good memories of this place before you move on to your (i'm sure perfect) house/home.

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  17. Aw, that's a sweet idea! Happy for you guys. :)

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  18. Aw how exciting!! That loft looks pretty adorable :)

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  19. This is so cute! When you guys move out can I move in? ha :)

    Love this post, I cant wait for the day that my guy and I live in the same place and can establish a home life.

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  20. My new house is a loft, so I'm definitely getting used to the 'no doors' thing. It bring intimacy in your marriage to a whole other level :)

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  21. What a great post!
    I am at the very beginning of an estimated 2 years living apart from my boyfriend...but it was nice to read your post and think that there is an end and it's worth it!I just became a part of your Friday Fancies and I'm new to blogging, so please come check me out some time:)
    laurenad09.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  22. Hi My name is "Goyal Abhishek" I was married for 9years with Keshika and we had a kid together. Things started getting ugly and we had fights and arguments almost every time... it got worse at a point that she filed for divorce... I tried my best to make her change her mind & stay with me. She moved out of the house and still went ahead to file for divorce... I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when my friend introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who has helped him and his wife solve their infertility problem... I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly cause I was desperate and left with no choice... He did special prayers for me... Within 2 days she called me and was sorry for all the emotional trauma she had cost me, she moved back to the house and we continue to live happily. what a wonderful miracle Dr. Ken did for me and my family. I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news... I strongly believe someone out there need's his help (supersolutionhome1@gmail.com or supersolutionhom@yahoo.com)so make extra effort to save your marriage/relationship if it's truly worth it. call him +2348074433380 His website: supersolutionhome.webs.com MY BLOG IS: http://goyalabhishek585.skyrock.com

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