I Feel More Confident
Anyone who's in a long-distance relationship knows it's not a relationship of convenience — it's (literally) far from that. We're both making the active effort every single day to reach out and communicate with each other to feel as though we're as close as we were when we lived a block apart in school.
To know that someone thousands of miles away is making that decision and effort to talk to me every day is powerful, and that sense of confidence carries me through life — whether I'm getting ready for an important meeting at work or at a bar where my six-foot-tall model friends keep getting hit on. I'll keep sipping my tequila soda in the corner with a smile on my face knowing that someone already loves me.