yesterday i met with my communications counselor to plan out my graduation schedule. a week and a half ago i was accepted into BYU's Public Relations Program, and i was so excited and so ready to plan out the rest of my education and get ready for what lies ahead.
Christian graduates next April (or maybe June now that they added the new June graduation date!), and my plan was to graduate August of 2012 (two months after chin) so we could be done and move to where ever Christian ends up going to medical school.
I had already planned out my schedule and I was confident that I would be able to graduate on time and that everything would be perfect. I got into the program and now all I had to do was finish it.
easier said than done right?
as i sat down with Rosemary (my counselor), I told her when I planned to graduate. she then proceeded to tell me that my plan was impossible.
because my program classes are taught in clusters, I have to take certain classes at a time, and I have to be in Provo (no independent study) to take my last and final capstone class which is only offered in the fall or winter semester.
long story short.
i have a long ways to go.
i can't graduate until December 2012.
i pleaded with her to find another way, and although she was very sweet and tried to help, i felt alone and misunderstood as i told her that i didn't want to live away from my husband for four months.
four whole months. who know how many states away from my husband. we spent our entire engagement apart and i wasn't expecting to ever have to live apart again.
i keep praying that somehow this will all work out and that it won't really happen and that maybe someone will understand and let me graduate early.
as i walked home, i decided to walk to Eliza's apartment and i fell into her arms sobbing at the sight of her.
i then proceeded to cry and cry and cry. and when i went home i cried and cried and cried.
it was an emotional day.
maybe things will work out. i really hope they do.
photo by patrick
have you ever read Natalie Merrillyn?
she lived without her husband for the first four months of their marriage while she was trying to finish college. an inspiration if i ever saw one.
"if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." -Woody Allen