Hello fellow Bees! First of all, I just wanted to say that have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about each of you and truly applaud you for being such strong-willed, kind, and mature people. I don’t exactly fit the criteria for this thread as I am currently 21, but I thought I would introduce myself regardless.
Both Fiance and I are 21. In fact, Fiance is exactly two weeks older than I am (his birthday is October 5th and mine is the 19th). We met and began dating during our freshman year of high school… Yes, that’s right, we’re the cliche high school sweethearts, and we have just recently celebrated our 6th (dating) anniversary in March.
Both of us have endured different struggles in our lives, and because of this we have always been very mature and unable to fully relate to our peers. Fiance and I knew way back in high school that we wanted to spend our lives together, and even spoke with our parents during our junior year of high school about our desire to get engaged.
During our senior year of high school, we decided we did not want to be apart during college, so I told Fiance to pick the school of his choice as my parents could not afford to send me to an expensive college, especially after we lost our home to foreclosure just a few months before Fiance and I graduated. He chose Purdue University where he currently studies Electrical Engineering, and I enrolled in courses at the local community college. We bought our own house, and moved from NJ to IN during the summer after graduation. It has been a hard, yet fulfilling journey, and one I am glad to say I have experienced, for it has given me a sense of self, a purpose, the experience to learn how to manage my life, and most importantly it has strengthened my relationship with Fiance.
Fiance proposed in February of 2009, and after having to cancel our wedding plans twice due to lack of finances, we are finally setting everything in motion to get married in September of this year (2011)! We are very excited and can’t wait to be husband and wife!
As for further details, Fiance will be graduating from Purdue in May of 2012, and I am working hard to obtain two different degrees (Psychology and Early Childhood Education) from two different online degree programs. I am, however, working to transfer my credits to Purdue University to finish my schooling there. We also work to support each other(FI part-time and full-time for me), and spend a lot of time with our dog, Maggie. We enjoy listening to classic rock and going camping. Fiance is very focused on school and enjoys doing things that pertain to Electrical Engineering, while I enjoy spending time with family and the children I babysit for, as well as drawing, painting, writing, watching sports (my Philly teams), gardening, cooking and decorating. I feel our future is bright, as is all of yours, and look forward to having a family of my own very soon!
Best wishes to each of you in the wedding planning and marriage process!