Yes it’s normal. You’re young and in love with someone who seems a perfect fit. You’ve also been in each other’s life every day, much of the day, for the whole school year. You were so into each other that you became interdependent – mostly in a good way. But now you are challenged to remember that a healthy relationship is between two individuals who can be their best selves even when apart.
My best advice to you is to find a second job. 25 hours a week of work isn’t enough for a healthy young man. If you can’t find paid employment, volunteer to do something you care about or find an unpaid internship that will give you some experience in your chosen career. Enrich yourself so you will have even more to bring to the relationship when you are together. There are few things as exciting to a lover as someone who is as passionate about what he loves as he is about who he loves.
This summer is a good rehearsal for you. Hopefully, you both want to be the kind of partner who supports the other and doesn’t hold each other back. One or both of you may want to do a semester in another country or may need to take a summer internship far away. One of you may decide to go on exchange for a semester or two. You want to be able to get the most out of college while you also deepen your relationship. This often requires time apart.
Facebook, texting, Twitter, Skype, and blogging can keep you in touch. With only 200 miles between you, it’s also not unrealistic for you to meet in the middle now and then for a weekend together. Bus and train travel continue to be cheap. As a serious cyclist, you can always bike. If you have that second job, you’ll be able to afford a weekend getaway. If you and she are the type, campgrounds are an affordable option too.
Take things a week at a time and the summer will go by. If you use the time well, you and your relationship will be stronger for it.
I wish you both well.