Goodbye Long Distance, Hello Neighbor

Don’t worry. I didn’t break up with Boyfriend and start dating my neighbor. That would be awful. Especially since my neighbor is an elderly woman with a herd of cows. No, my friends, Boyfriend is actually BECOMING MY NEIGHBOR.

This is insane to me, but in an awesome way, because we’ve been doing this long distance thing since we started dating (which, admittedly, was only about 6 or 7 months ago), but apparently he thinks I’m cool enough to just RELOCATE HIS ENTIRE LIFE FOR.


So yes. Boyfriend is moving away from his cool, hip, trendy city life to Stars Hollow, CT, where there is no cell phone reception and almost everyone in town knows who you are. Seriously. Everyone knows. People I don’t know are asking us about this situation.

And this crazy little town seems to be super excited for me over this whole scenario. People are coming into the bookshop and asking me all about it. There was literally applause from various town members when he picked up his keys. I think they’ve all been a little concerned that I wouldn’t last very long here because of the lack of young folks and social life. Oh, they have such little faith in what the Internet can provide these days… But now they can all rejoice (or cry) because I have yet another reason to not leave town.

And Boyfriend genuinely wants to live here with me. This is nuts! But it’s true. So, this weekend, he moves into his new apartment, which is right in the middle of town and across the street from the bookshop where I work. The only problem? Said apartment does not allow dogs (sorry Gio), but this also means that we’ll be forced to still maintain some personal space. We won’t be able to stay over at each other’s places all the time and I’ll still have to go home to do things. Like talk to the dog.

All of this rambling is basically my way of realizing that somebody really, really loves me. And that’s crazy because, well… have we all met me? But I’ve got to say…. this feels quite incredible.

This is going to be good, you guys.


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16 Responses to Goodbye Long Distance, Hello Neighbor

  1. TMurphy says:

    This is awesome! So excited for you. Your enthusiasm comes through in your post. You make me smile 🙂

  2. B says:

    I think it’s adorable that the town is all excited for you! LOL

  3. Julie says:

    I never comment on things…I’m not a “commenter,” but I just wanted to say that I think this is just fantastic. You’re a catch, and I’m glad the boyfriend realizes that he needs to “lock this down”…

    I have zero worries about him leaving a more urban location for the quiet of Stars Hollow, because ultimately where love is puts far more skip in your step than a trendy location ever could.

    It doesn’t take much to see that he’s totally smitten with you – and he does all the right boyfriendy things to put himself out there, and really let you know where he stands – I mean, he’s moving his entire life for this one shot – which takes guts. No doubt, he’s in it to win it…and I wish all the best for both of you…it takes approximately 2 seconds for anyone to see he’s a great match that makes you ridiculously happy.

    • Emelie says:

      Please excuse me while I awkwardly stare at my shoes and blush a whole lot because my smile is way too goofy right now to maintain any sort of eye contact with even a computer screen.

  4. Barbara says:

    One of the best beginnings to a love story that I have ever read! Anxiously waiting to read the next chapter.

  5. Kay Nyman says:

    That’s fantastic! I love that your town is so excited haha. Congrats on the great news!

  6. trillie says:

    Oh, that sounds like an awesome setup! It’s great that you both get to keep your personal space 🙂

    • Emelie says:

      Yeah, I just feel like that’s really important, you know? I want us to be able to have our own lives and our own responsibilities in some ways.

  7. Jess says:

    THIS IS SO EXCITING!! AHHHH!!! Super Awesome!!

  8. Aussa Lorens says:

    Your town sounds adorable. And I know that feeling of being like “wow, really, me?” but you should own it. Embrace it. Of course he wants you. You’re YOU.

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