Well that summer came and went quickly and before I knew it it was the beginning of August and I was heading to my first year of college...in OKLAHOMA. Yep Jamal was in Minnesota and my future was in Oklahoma. Although we had only been dating for a few months
That first year came and went and I am so glad that we stuck it out. I don't know what I would have done if he wasn't there for me always a phone call/text away. And of course I took every single opportunity to drive home and see him. By the middle of the year I had realized that this was not the school for me and I wouldn't be coming back the following year so April could not come fast enough. I wanted out.
Once I was home it was so amazing to be close to Jamal again. And that next school year I chose to go to a community college close to home. It was a really good year, until it was over and I had to find a school where I could get my bachelors degree. There were so many schools but in the end I chose Mankato. A school that is 2 hours from my house...and Jamal. So again we were back to the long distance thing. But it wasn't so horrible this time. And halfway through Jamal moved in with my family.
Then this year I ended up commuting to school and Jamal is living at my house. So that means I see him All. The. Time. And I love it. Well here we are again, I am needing to figure something out for next year-my last year. And truthfully as great as this year has been it it stressful and taking its toll. I hate to think of the 8 hours a week I waste commuting to and from school. So after a lot of talking and thinking I chose to move down to Mankato for my final year. I am getting an apartment with some girls that I go to school with. And I am so excited but also scared. We have done the long distance thing 2 times now and it sucks. So I hate to have to go through it again. But it is just for 9 months and then I never have to do it again.
So as of August 1st I will have a new home down by school and hopefully that means better studying habits. Yay for senior year :)
Sorry for not posting a giveaway winner on Monday...I forgot. So here it is now. Everyone who entered was a MN blogger :) Melissa is the lucky winner!!! Congrats! I will email you soon