How is everyone doing? I'm doing pretty well. I'm still on my year long assignment for work living in a foreign city. It is a pretty great place, and the people are incredibly friendly. My job is going well, but I'm always extremely busy, and I am getting really tired of the work. I'm planning on moving on to something else once I move back home in the Spring. It's been a great first job out of school, and I've met some great people. Having said that, I'm just completely over the work. If I weren't on a year long assignment right now, I might have already quit (assuming I landed another job of course).
So since I've been gone from home, a lot has changed. I am not longer in a relationship. My girl friend was less than supportive the first few months I was abroad. I tried to make her see the positives to the move career wise and how it would only make "our" future better, but she couldn't get passed that I "left her." I was overly positive and energetic about staying together for the first few months, and I sent her really nice gifts, and wrote really nice letters, and talked to her everyday... Nothing seemed to be working though because she was miserable. All the negativity really got to me after a while, and I lost the will to keep fighting for the relationship. It also made me think a lot. I used to fight for it because it made me happy... once it stopped making me happy, what the fuck is the point? If she couldn't see that I took this assignment to better myself and my career for our future, then she is no longer worth my time.
A good quote a friend of mine recently told me. "Never forget three types of people in your life. Those who helped you in your difficult time, those you left you in your difficult time, and those who put you in your difficult time."
I definitely plan on getting married, and I definitely plan on having kids. Nothing will stop me from doing either of those things. Having kids is so important to me, and I want to find a guy that I love who feels the exact same way. I think the video below is so cool and definitely worth watching if you have a couple minutes. It's pretty old so most of you have probably already seen it, but I really liked it when I first saw it, so I wanted to share.