Long distance is very hard. Especially when you are very young! I think it’s great that you have someone that you can connect to and feel close to.
It’s possible to wait out the time to meet. But it could also be very hard to wait that long. It would be understandable on both of your parts if it just became very overwhelming.
Maybe it would be a good thing to just be friends and embrace a close friendship. Get to know each other over time. Pass letters, emails and messages where you can. Hang out when you can. But allow yourselves to focus on the things directly in your life that you need to. School, friends, activities.
It may be unrealistic to have a long term relationship right now. And that’s okay. Doesn’t mean that later you guys can’t work out. But you also don’t want to put unrealistic expectations on each other right now. You know?
Even when you’re older long distance can be very hard. It definitely takes a lot of patience, communication, trust, love and dedication. It’s a lot to put on your own shoulders at this time of your life.
My advice, but you don’t have to take it, is to just try to grow and strengthen your friendship. My partner now, we were friends and then best friends for 6 years before we ever shared romantic interest. And ya being such close friends has strengthened our relationship SO much.
Be there for each other. Be a friend for each other. Support one another in your good and bad times. If you focus on building that friendship it’ll take away the stress of trying to be romantic at a time that seems really difficult and allow you to just focus on a healthy friendship.
Either way, I hope things work out for you my friend. You matter and we care.