It's been one week since I've talked to my boyfriend, that I've actually heard his voice. One week doesn't seem like a long time, which it really isn't, but right now it feels like forever. Going from talking to someone all day everyday, to not talking to them at all is a HUGE change. I'm not doubting my ability to take on this challenge, it just gets really hard sometimes. I try to keep myself occupied with school, which kinda works, but so many things remind me of my boyfriend and I find myself breaking down at random points during the day. It also makes it very difficult that I have nobody to really talk to about what I'm going through right now. My close friends and family have never had to deal with anyone close to them leaving for the Army... so I understand that they don't know exactly how to help... so I've just been "suffering in silence" you could say and trying to stay strong for my soldier... which I'm sure many or all of you can relate to. I just can't wait until he's done with basic training so that I can at least talk to him more often... hopefully then it'll be a little easier.