Girlfriend of the Year

I am snowed with work obligations right now. I am struggling a bit to keep up and complete tasks successfully.

My boyfriend called me this morning to ask how I felt about him heading off on a snowboard trip in two hours. I cheerfully sent him off for several days to play while I trudged through as much as I could.

Sometimes that mismatch is REALLY challenging.

Which it’s why I think it’s important to be intentional about how I feel. I could easily be jealous and resentful, but the truth is I have a lot to get done in the next few days, and he doesn’t, and this is a great thing for him and catching up on work over the weekend is a good thing for me because it will help reduce my work stress, which I really need.

It can be really hard to be a good partner to someone when things are going much better for them than for you, but I think it’s important to celebrate with others, especially those close to you, and to support their successes – and random snowboard trips that don’t include you and remove some of your support system while you’re struggling.

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