When You’re Gone

Today was a bit of a hard day. Chad left early this morning to go on tour with his band Hail The Villain. They’re touring North America opening for Sevendust and today the countdown is on until I get to see him again. In 36 days. Wow.

Last night I went to practice with him and it was really great to listen to him play in the jam space before they left. It was the singer Bryan’s birthday and someone brought a DQ Ice Cream cake and I brought wine to celebrate. When we were driving home we heard their first single Take Back The Fear on 97.7fm and it was the perfect end to our last night together.

I felt pretty sad today and my sister dropped Drew off at my house and then came in to hang out and work with me for the day. She left around 1:00pm and I decided the best way to feel better today was to go back to bed for a little bit. I know, kinda depressing, but it honestly made me feel better to have a nap and get up refreshed and ready to get on with my “single” life for the next month.

I’ve got so much I want to accomplish before he comes back on May 25. I want to start my 30 Days of Excercise Challenge – gonna have to start that tomorrow – taxes need to be done, some house fixes, lots of meetings, working on websites, ideas, actually far too much to list here.

It’s really weird to think that he’s going to be gone for so long. It will be the longest we’ve been apart from each other since we’ve been together and this is just the start. With any luck their band will be touring for the next few years, and fingers crossed, they’ll be gone all over the world.

It’s definitely going to take some getting used to, I mean I do love having time to myself, but it is pretty hard to not be able to plan vacations or to have a “normal” kind of life, but I knew what I was getting into when we first got together and honestly, I couldn’t see my life or relationship any other way.

Luckily it’s 2010 and we have cell phones, blackberries, laptops, wi-fi and Skype, so we’ll be able to talk when they’re at the venues or hotels. I honestly can’t imagine how relationships survived back in the day when technology was landline telephones & typewriters. I also gave Chad some nice things to do while he’s on the road – like read my blog, mail me a postcard if he can, send me voice notes from his phone, Tweet at me – and I’m so thoughtful that I wrote them down again here in case you forget :)

I really couldn’t be prouder of Chad and all of Hail The Villain. They’re such a hard working band and it’s exciting to be able to see how far they’ve come in the 3 1/2 years we’ve been together. I love you a lot and I can’t wait til you come back to Toronto on May 25 for your show at the Opera House. I hope you can all come out and celebrate with us next month.

hail the villain