LDR without Technology in the Peace Corps

I just received this comment on the blog that I wanted to share with all of you.  (The comment structure is kind of weird on this page, and I can’t quite get it to do what I want, so wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this one).

Hello and thank you for this wonderful blog. I am currently in the 9th month of my peace corps service in Peru. I just wanted to leave a comment to encourage people who are in the first stages of a peace corps ldr- my boyfriend and I are doing great, even without technology like video skype or cell phones. A fundamental quality of being a peace corps volunteer is the resilience: the ability to face and overcome outrageous obstacles, all the while maintaining belief that anything is possible. This is what it means to be a peace corps volunteer. You have to believe that, even if a place and a people have a desperate lack of resources, with enough hard work and dedication life will get better.

I visited him (he lives in Japan) a month ago and, as was eloquently stated in one of the blog entries after a trip, the love that is there in letters in emails is just as strong in person. So don’t fret about if your significant other is going to be without the technology to talk to you every day. I live in a very rustic location and we get to exchange emails a few times a month. It still works. You can do it!

It was so great to read this comment, because it is so different from our experience.  We were definitely spoiled by his location and his access to technology, and honestly not sure how well we would have done without it–but I am so happy to hear it is working for you guys!  Congrats and keep us posted. :)