Dear Missing,

I want you to do something for me. Take your right hand, hold it approximately six inches away from your face … and then run into it. You need to wake up.

This is a golden opportunity for you.

Have you been putting off projects because you couldn’t find time, what with balancing work and your relationship? Do them now. Have you avoided frequenting favorite hot spots because your partner doesn’t like them? Visit them now.

Take the time to do all of the things you’ve been missing out on — without worrying that your partner feels left out. (He can’t. He’s 500 miles away.)

You’ll be so busy doing things you love, the time until his return will fly by.