- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I leave for home in a few days. He hasn’t proposed, which is what I expected anyway. But I have some…irritating news.
I’m an Management of Information Systems major in college, and for the people that don’t know, a degree alone isn’t enough. People in MIS make most of their income off computer certifications for different programs. As of right now, I’m graduating with 2 certifications: SQL/Oracle & Cisco. The Department of Defense is starting me off at 100k a year when I finish my classes. I originally was supposed to finish in Spring 2012, but I was able to work it down to December 2011.
However, as I was checking up on things on my school’s website, and they are introducing the second level of Cisco certification, and COBOL certification.
Getting these done in college before I enter the workforce is an amazing opportunity. I would get from 10k-15k more per year in my salary with having these certifications, and my future boss said that they would be willing to wait for someone with my qualifications and foreign language proficiency, so that’s not an issue, thankfully. The downside:
I wouldn’t finish school til December 2012.
The plan was to get engaged August 2011, get married August 2012, and then move to Mississippi to be in my real job. (Until then I would be interning at the military base here).
I talked to my family, and to R, and they’re super supportive of me…I’m just bummed I have to push the plans back. I know it’s only 4 months or so, but it’s still kind of disappointing that I’ll have my degree before then, but because the way my college schedules things, it will take me a year to get those certifications, when it should take a month, TOPS.
It will be best for our future family and my career, so I know it’s worth it. Just hard. Means I’ll be in a LDR even longer…and I don’t know what’s going to happen with the proposal now.
I asked him if this means we’re going to have to postpone our engagement for a few more months (because he doesn’t want to be engaged more than a year) and he just smiled and said in a goofy voice, “Oh I don’t know…proposals are surprises right?” and then smiled and hugged me. Can I just say that I don’t want to wait til this December? 🙁
Anyway, I know I’m making the right decision, but it’s just kind of a disappointment. Needed to vent a little. Sorry this was so long! Thank you lovely ladies for reading and keeping up with me. :)<3