I got engaged in April 2009, and we don't plan to be married for another year and a half, so right now I'm still in the fun stage of wedding planning where ANYTHING is possible and realities like time, money, and family drama have yet to set in!
My fiance and I met during our freshman year of high school, though we did not start dating until our fourth year of college. We broke up for a year while I went to pursue grad school halfway across the country, but I was miserable, the program/intradepartmental warfare were horrible, and I ended up moving back to Indiana. We promptly got back together. Now, my fiance is the grad student (at the same school where we were undergrads), and I am working while studying for certification to teach high school math and science. The job market for teachers is pretty bad right now (stupid economy), so I'm considering taking the plunge back into grad school, this time in education. I think with the close support of people who love me along with a new school that doesn't have the same issues, it will be a much better experience.
(As for what I do- I studied astrophysics, math, and geology in school, and while I fell out of love with research I still love the subject. Right now I do lab work in electromagnetics for an aerospace engineering company. My fiance is studying finance, and he likes it so much, he can make it interesting even to someone clueless like me!)
We're very fortunate to both have families who are wonderful and so pleased with our engagement, and since we have the same hometown, it's going to be easy to involve everyone. We don't have children, and we are the oldest in our families so we don't have nieces or nephews either. (This is kind of relieving to me- my experience as a flower girl at my uncle's wedding was traumatizing, so flower girls don't bring out good feelings in me- I would never want to put another little girl through that!)
10/02/2009 at 12:58 pm
High School Math and Science are still in some demand compared to multisubject! :) happy planning