Thursday, January 24, 2013

On the Road | Getting Along

In all honesty, we were concerned about being together 24/7.  We joked about it with our family and friends - it was a common discussion topic before we left, and continues to be a question we're asked frequently.

The truth is, we got along great and had no issues being glued to one another.  Sure, there were some spats and a few times when one of us needed some space (we split up a couple times to explore on our own, or Taras would go by himself to get the car oil changed, etc.). But, really, we didn't kill each other and, more importantly, we didn't want to kill each other.  Hooray!

One thing we noticed that took us by surprise was how bonded we became to each other and how much we craved our time together, just the two of us. We were blessed to catch up with many friends along the way, and we always welcomed meeting new friends on the road (conversations with someone other than ourselves, yes please!).  BUT if we spent more than a couple days with others, we noticed we longed for time by ourselves, just the two of us.

We also became very co-dependent. It even got to the point where we didn't want to separate - "No! Don't leave me in this store by myself! What will I do?!"  It's embarrassing, but true - we started to rely so much on one another.  It was surprising how our personalities adapted to road life... instead of us going crazy with one another, we adjusted to life with just the two of us and struggled when that consistency was interrupted.

Now that we're home, we're back to normal. There was even the first moment that we separated.  I wanted to go to Target and just assumed Taras was going with me (after all, we had been doing everything together!). But we looked at each other and laughed... he handed me the keys and went back inside the house while I managed to go to Target all by myself.  And we've happily gotten back to our old ways of being around others regularly, thank goodness!

Read more insight about our time on the road here.


1 comment:

  1. So funny! We are not on the road the same way you were but we tend to be similar. We of course have our frustrations and spats but generally prefer to be together.
    Once we get home though, we're off to do our own thing!


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