Really. It's not you, it's me. You seemed like a good mate in the beginning, looked pretty good on paper anyway. And I won't say we didn't have any fun together. But actually, I saw signs early on that this wasn't going to work out. We just didn't seem to be on the same wavelength most of the time, and I grew tired of waiting for you. It probably shouldn't have even lasted as long as it did, others told me I should probably get out sooner. But I felt we deserved more time to see where this would go.
To be honest, my eyes started roaming several months ago when I felt our connection slipping. I started talking to other people, just talking. I just had to think about my future, and more and more, it just didn't seem like you would be a part of it. Really, it's not you, it's me. I think, among other things, you're just too young for me.
I do want to thank you, however. My time spent with you really helped me to realize what I truly wanted. You introduced me to new things and also reawakened parts of me that had been dormant for quite some time. I admit now that the more I was with you, the more I thought about my ex. About how I made a mistake in tryiing to put the ex behind me forever.
I was thinking about my ex so much, I ended up talking to someone to investigate a reconciliation. I saw that my separation had not caused as big of a division as I'd thought. In fact, my on-the-side activities served to foster a timely reunion.
I'm getting back with my ex. I hope you can be happy for me. *fake tears*
Yeah, I broke up with the teacher licensing program. I think they were trying to be all things to all people, but in the end, it's really a better program for undergrads who THINK they MIGHT want to be teachers. I found the courses very rudimentary and tedious.
Some of my classmates dropped after the first semester. They were similar to me in that they were older and already had teaching experience, just wanted to get licensed. I decided to give the program one more make-or-break semester.
I started looking into other programs about a month into last semester - there are many ways to get licensed. I'd almost settled on one program, but I found my thoughts straying back to being an engineer.
So I got with a program advisor at the university to discuss an engineering masters program, did the application, and got approved. Start in the fall.
Alice Abby came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked.
'Where do you want to go?'...
Back to Nerdland!
p.s. With this degree, I can also be a teacher - wheee!