Can a long-distance relationship work? (tips + advice?)

So, I'll be going off to college in the Midwest in fall to start working on my Bachelors. My boyfriend will be staying in Texas to pursue his Masters. This will be the first time we've ever been apart (we both live in the same city now). We've decided to try a LDR and we're both really positive about it. We're both really committed to what we have and love each other to death. I know that it's gonna be hard, of course. I'm trying not to be anxious about it, as well. I'm also trying not to focus on the negative. But I'm feeling very emotional about it (most likely because my cycle is about to start 😑) even though this won't happen till August/September. Do you ladies have any tips for making a LDR relationship work?