- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I’m 22 (turning 23 in a few weeks), and I’m getting married the day before my college graduation, and will be starting my Masters in January, along with a job in telecommunications. My Fiance is 26, and a medic in the military.
Personally, I changed a whole bunch in my collegiate journey. At 19, I started dating a guy that was 7 years older than me. We dated 2 years. I thought we were going to get married just because we had been together a certain period of time. Well, I realized that I was not the same girl I was when I was 19 and had no set plan for college or my career. I wasn’t sure at that point that I wanted to be a computer programmer, or that I wanted to continue with my Masters, etc.
But when I did realize my dreams, he wasn’t supportive. And he wasn’t going anywhere in life. He had gotten out of the military and refused to get a job because he didn’t want people “telling him what to do anymore.”It was driving me mad! We weren’t compatible in other ways, either: sexually, emotionally, etc.
After we broke up, I found the man of my dreams. He’s supportive and pushes me to achieve everything goal I want in life. Affectionate and loving. I’ve never been happier. I have no doubts.
I’m not saying you have to date a lot of people to find the man of your dreams, but the possibilty of changing and solidifying your goals as you get closer to graduation. They may or may not line up with his goals, and you may move in opposite directions.
But definitely finish college first. College is stressful, and you’ll feel better knowing you can contribute with a job you hopefully love!