This will be my first post, and I think it’s pretty appropriate!
I am a 26 year old teacher from NJ. Like many other waiting bees that have posted, I am a huge book lover (reading The Help right now and loving it) I also love the beach (I get my summers off ), shopping,walking my dog in the city (where I currently live) and eating out!
My SO and I have been together for a little less than 5 months, and as I type this I see how crazy it looks that I know that I’ve found the one for me in such a short period of time, but I know. He is 2 years younger, but immensly more mature. He is KIND (a rarity anymore I believe!), compassionate, passionate, affectionate, hard-working, family orienented, has a wonderful group of friends, is responsible, and hilarious!
SO told me (after a few drinks) a little while back that he has a timeline for things, and when I pressed him he confessed he wants to be engaged by the 2010 holidays. We will have been together over a year by then, so I think thats great!
Our major challenge at this point is money. He is in the union, and will eventually do very well, but he is only halfway through his 4 year apprenticeship, and is making less than half of what he will eventually make. I am a non-tenured teacher, and due to major budget cuts, I have lost my full-time teaching position for next year. We will have to do some major budgeting if we decide to get married before his 4 years is up, or before I have a full time job again.
He will pick out the ring, that’s just how he is. He likes to show me that he knows me without me telling him what I like, so I make sure to drop very subtle hints. I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I’ve been visiting wedding websites since I was 16, and all that’s come from that is that my “vision” has changed at least 25 times in the last 10 years. I am the epitomy of indecisiveness, and so I could plan for the next 10 years, but will need a dealine in front of me to finally make any decisions.
For now I’m content to live vicariously through everyone on the board!