Manifesting a free road trip across america : ldr meetup after 8 months apart pt.1
I’m kind of joking with the title, but its true!
I manifested this free vacation / road trip to see my boyfriend and we happened to travel back across the country to California.
It’s not completely free since I’m going to pay for my plane ticket back home to Chicago, but it feels completely priceless to me.
I’ll just start by saying I used a simple method to get this free, beautiful vacation to meet and live with my boyfriend Alexander for just a few days in his home in California.
The method can be called “acting as if“.
Sometimes I would get too frustrated and miss seeing him for a bit. But other days I would implement this method, and it just makes you feel amazing and like you have so much power in your own hands. It almost feels like you already have what you want.
Leaving Maryland tonight! I laughed so much and had fun with my “other” family. I’m so happy I got to see them again. Next up is cali, but first we have to make a bunch of stops since we’re going by car. P.s I’ve been watching hyoris bed and breakfast with my mans. It’s very cute and reminds me of us (every couple reminds me of us) The place we stayed at is so beautiful. Theres a cute lil park right in our backyard. Excited to enjoy places like this with not just my boyfriend but with lifelong friends! see u soon California (and other states 😗)
What I did was act as if I were already with him, living with him and always next to him physically.
About a month or two after “acting” with him (by Skype or text), he told me he would be going on a trip to Maryland with his mom and grandma. Maryland is a bit far from Chicago, but since they were traveling by car, we did some research and found a way for me to meet them halfway.
Amtrak to bae; our moments in Maryland:
So Alexander bought my train ticket, and there I was… on the 7pm Amtrak down to Missouri! It happened very quickly and I think it happened because of how we have been using the act as if method.
Don’t believe me? Just try it out for yourself! It’s really not a waste of time, it actually just boosts your mood.
This is just like when I became vegan in a month instead of by 2020 like I wrote in my to do list. I noticed I wrote down in my journal “meet Alex 2019-2020”. I was luckily able to see him again this year and I seriously believe it was because of what I’ve been doing.
La casita; pupuseria y cosina 》
It seems I’m very shy, even on the web because I didn’t record our meeting. Honestly though, what matters most is the memories I hold dear in my big ol heart 💕
A lot of things happened in Maryland.
I heard a fox yell/howl for the first time in my life and it scared me a lot. I met Alex’s dad, who is similar to my mom, but a dad/male version. I had Yuka, which was the most delicious food I’ve had since trying pupusas, which Alexander got me into too.
Pictures from Rio and meeting my next irl/online friend, Jackie 》
I met one of Alex’s friends who was his old coworker when he lived in Maryland. He told me a lot about her and how shes in a long distance relationship too.
She was excited to meet us. She bought us a trader Joe’s dates bar because it said something like “let’s go on a Date!” on the wrapper. That’s when I knew I would get along with her really well.
We fed ducks and koi fish at this mall called the Rio. Jackie even made 2 koi fish kiss when they were going for the same piece of food she threw in. It would have been great if I got it on camera but I forgot my charger at home.
Luckily Jackie let me use her powerbank later that day.
Jackie is such a cutie too. She doesn’t know about my blog yet, but I’m thinking of letting her know about it. I’m such a reserved person, and I need to change! BTW, she snuck this picture of us, wow I love her.
We visited some old malls in Maryland too.
This road trip was originally meant for my boyfriends grandma and mom since they were invited to a wedding. Alex thought he should join them in case they needed anything.
So, his grandma and mom had to make a trip to Lord and Taylor since they don’t have any in California. That’s how me and Alex ended up going on a small shopping spree for these dorky things I love. (Pictured above)
One last thing we did was go bowling. It was so fun, but we really were rusty at it. Also, we saw Shape of Water and a new show we fell in love with and really recommend if you’re the mellow type.
It’s a show called Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast / Hyori’s home stay. Here’s the synopsis :
K-pop idol Lee Hyo-ri and her husband, Lee Sang-soon, offer vacationers lodging, food and company at their home on Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea.
I really recommend this show to anyone because it’s perfect to watch when you’re doing nothing at all!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this very late update of my life on this amazing vacation! If you’re wondering how Maryland is, just ask me. I did only visit a few areas, but I think I have a pretty good idea of the place. Plus, my boyfriend was born there so I can ask him if you need me to.
We have been to so many states and yes, we stopped at many! I’ll keep updating you will my time in each of these places.
For now, you can check out my Instagram at soyvirgos where I keep ya’ll updated. XOXO, you guys are so wonderful!
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