Mar 11, 2008, 11:14 PM
Post #417 of 454
So I got into my dream MFA program. I was sure this was going to be great and there wouldn't be any problems (aside from the hassle of moving across country), because my boyfriend (of 3 years) and I had narrowed the schools down in September based on where he could get work.
Now I'm in, and I'm out-of-my-mind happy, and he drops the bomb that he doesn't think he can find work in the city where the school is located. He says he's with me and he supports my dream, and that he wants me to accept and he wants to come with me, but that he's scared.
Now if I follow my dream I'm the bad guy, and if I stay here and save our (very serious) relationship I give up my dream and continue working in a cubicle in a job that is nice, but boring and wholly unsatisfying.
I mean, the answer is obvious. I move. But I don't want to move without him. I hate having someone else's happiness in my hands, and I hate that I have to make sacrifices here. I hate that this acceptance, one of the best things to ever happen to me, is going to be ruined by the fact that this city isn't great for his industry. Why the hell did he tell me it was a good idea to apply there?
(This post was edited by Dinosaur on Mar 11, 2008, 11:17 PM)