Sailing the Stone
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Yes I figured someone would raise this point...I guess you were first. Well maybe it is a commitment problem. But we have been dating for 7 years and have spent time apart before (the first year of our relationship we were on opposite sides of the Atlantic as well as for another four month period), we have lived in each others countries and left our friends and families behind to be together, and I took a big step back in my career to move to Germany with her. Generally we both have made big sacrifices for each other that would normally be a sign of "commitment".
But, perhaps you are right, perhaps it is a commitment thing. Or perhaps we just don't walk to the same tune as other people. One thing is for sure, after this trip I will definitely know the answer to your question. I guess this would be a good time to add one of the stipulations to my trip. I have one year, however approximately every three months I will return home for one month to spend time with my girl and the dog. Plus she will be able to take approximately six weeks off of work (all at once or in pieces) to come with me.
I guess I am just being stubborn and doing what I think a lot of people wish they had done when they were younger but never had the chance to. Other than one four month stint and one six month stint, I have never had a "break" from life. I went to school and then college and always was working the day after I got home for summer vacation (including holiday break). I want to do these things before I have kids because then I know I may never have a chance. I want to have kids but I don't want to regret not having taken this opportunity.
...wow that was long and sappy...
(p.s. I will make sure I give her the book right before I go hah hah!)