Going The Distance… Whatever It Takes

September 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

Going The Distance...  Whatever It Takes

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Every once in a while, a movie comes along that you can truly relate to.  A movie that deals with issues and challenges you have faced or are currently trying to overcome.

Going The Distance is such a movie for me.

Going the Distance movie 2010

Over a year ago, I met the girl who would one day become my best friend.  Someone who understood me for who I am.  I still can’t believe I found her.

But there was a problem…

2 hours separated us.

We knew right away that our relationship was too important and exciting to throw away so we challenged ourselves to make the distance work.

Even though statistics show that long distance can’t work we knew we would beat the odds.

And we did.  For a year we traveled back and forth and saw each other as much as possible.

I’m happy to report we now live together.

You can see how Going The Distance was an easy pick for a Saturday matinee.  The movie isn’t the greatest romantic comedy ever made but it definitely has some funny moments.  For us, it was great to see so many similarities on screen.

After being in a long distance relationship, I can definitely say that it becomes exhausting missing someone so much.  Nights go by and you wish you could just live in the same city already!  This was a big issue that Drew Barrymore and Justin Long faced in the film.

The movie itself had a bunch of lines that caused us to smile at each other as we realized we definitely made it work and continue to make it work everyday.

This is another reason why I love movies. They make you take stock of what you have and what you want.  They connect to you on personal levels allowing you to truly relate to the story in unique ways.

The filmmakers never knew that we would sit in a theater on a windy Saturday afternoon and reflect on a wonderful year.  That’s what fascinates me about storytelling.

Hopefully, my writing will connect to audiences someday.  I’m going to keep working until it does.  Until that time, I’m thankful for what I have and who I found one year ago.  I’m happy that we did whatever it took to make it work.

I’m lucky.