Well, back to reality of now and maybe I can maintain the focus to go after my wish.
I'm not exactly sure where to begin with this post or what advice people might be able to offer, but, I live in hope....
So, here's the story. ( Grad school + Long distance relationship + illness + Work = What now?!Collapse )
Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!
I have created this blog to chronicle my trials and tribulations of being a single, twenty-five year old, workaholic on a journey to find Mr.Right. I have had my fair share of ups and downs with relationships through the years and after being single for a while I have decided to put a serious effort into trying to find someone to settle down with. Since I have been single there has been a slew of Mr.RightNows and I’m trying to get beyond that.
I have always been told that the right person will fall into my life when I’m not looking for them, but with work and other activities I’m in; I’m just not seeing that happen anytime soon. Anyhow, I tend to be a “grab life by the horns” type of person to begin with.
This brings me to my personality type and the type of guy I am looking for. I am well educated and I have very little tolerance for those who do not take the value of education seriously. I am also very active outdoors and need who ever I’m with to be able to keep up. It has already been stated that I’m a workaholic, which I can be more intense than I should be. I guess “Intense” all around is a good way to describe me.
So today I start my public quest! Wish me luck and feel free to post any questions.
Is there anybody else here who is the non-academic half? Who feels like they're betraying themselves a little by putting themselves on hold for someone else?
I've been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him. He's just what I was looking for, we get along really well, have similar interests etc. Unfortunately, we're both trying really hard in school right now. I'm finishing my undergraduate degree and will be starting an MLIS (library science) degree this September. He has 2 more years of undergraduate studies and is obsessed with entering the honours program, and later getting a master's and a doctorate.
Already, I hate it when he can't go out with me because he's studying. He can't talk to me on the phone for 20 min. 'cause he needs to finish a paper. He has to get up at 6am every day to study. I really admire his dedication, and I happen to think that school is extremely important... but I sometimes want to be the center of his life. I know I'm extremely important to him; he has skipped class because we needed to talk, he always takes my calls, and consistently makes an effort to make me happy. The bad part is that I understand how important school is, and often let him have the time and space he needs to do his best. (He's no good at studying with me around, unfortunately. But we're working on it.)
I'm stressed, sad, and lonely. I know things will be easier during the summer, but I'm desperately afraid of what September holds. Our relationship will suddenly be long-distance, he'll (I assume) be in an honours program and I'll be in my first year of grad school. I'm terrified.
Some advice would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to hurt him or myself emotionally, but most importantly our academic careers!
I am a 20-year-old female university student. I have just started a blog that I think people in this community might enjoy.
It is a humorous blog giving juicy true details of my tangled love and sex lives. Right now I have several guys in my life, including 'The Boyfriend', 'The Aristocrat', 'The Friend of the Ex' and 'The Bible Basher'. Come and read my witty tales to see how it all develops... You will like my blog if you're open minded and a little bit naughty!