Y’all seem good to pass the time with, so I wanted to introduce myself and get into some of the conversations. I will post that little questionnaire below and let you read it/AMA to learn about me. As far as BF and I, we are both 24 and getting our lives together little pieces at a time. We’ve been dating for about five years, love the heck out of each other, and are in it for the long haul. Right now our collective goals are for me to finish school (he’s been done and working full-time for almost a year), and then we’ll figure out the home-buying and matrimonial stuff after that.
I am basically a professional lurker by now, and, in the interest of full disclosure, posted here a couple times before under an SN I no longer remember. I ended up deleting that account, I guess because I needed some more time to let the wisdom here sink in. I have since taken it to heart and really appreciate my relationship for what it is right now without wishing we were in a different place. So, now that I’m comfortable with that, I feel ready to post here again.
Screen Name: Amapola14
Significant Other's Age: 24
What You Do: Nursing assistant and nursing student
What SO Does: Mechanical engineer
State of Relationship: So happy togetherrrrrrrrr
How Long You've Been Together: 5 years
How You Met: A retreat for the honors program we were in as college freshmen
Wedding Date (if you're engaged/married): N/A. I’m more interested in my graduation date right now.
Real Babies: Not until I’m out of school, please!
Fur Babies: None that we share, but his family has horses and barn cats that we feed and snuggle on the regular
Loves: Animals, happy colors, reading, being outside (especially the beach), cooking/baking, musicals, The Walking Dead
Hates: Well, any sort of suffering that any living being has to endure. That’s about it for total hatred.
Pet Peeves: A whole arsenal of weird ones. The only one speaking to me right now is dirty bathrooms – probably because I am procrastinating on cleaning mine right now…
Hobbies/Activities: Workin’ and schoolin’ for now. To stay in shape I joined a pole/chair dancing gym-thing. It’s an awesome workout and really fun, even though I’ve got no rhythm to speak of.
Favorite Thing About Your SO: He treats me wonderfully, is patient and helpful and able to fix anything, always smells good, and is really smart!
Least Favorite Thing About Your SO: Eh. Nothing egregious comes to mind. It does make me sad that he doesn’t love vegetables as much as I do, but *shrug*.
Describe Your Personality: I am a quiet person who prefers to listen. I have been described as “oddly effervescent” and like to think that’s true. In MBTI-speak, I’m an INFJ.
Snark Level (1 [low snark] - 10 [high snark]): Pretty low, like a 3 or 4.
I've Been On TK Since: I’ve been lurking for a loooooong time.
How You Came to Be On TK: I was poking around TK being a bit BSC due to conversations about the future between me and BF. Then I found NEY and, after digesting some of the posts, hopped off the crazy train. Thanks, NEY I figured it would be OK to start posting as long as I hang around here and let y’all keep me sane.
How I like my potatoes: As steak fries with lots of ketchup, but I also liked them mashed with gravy or in stew
Favorite book/author: I like mysteries – Janet Evanovich, Harlan Coben, Chevy Stevens, etc. BF and I love Michael Crichton and similar authors. I enjoy Sophie Kinsella for the occasional indulgence in chick-lit. I will try pretty much anything that isn’t straight-up fantasy, so recommend your favorites, please!
Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself: My mom is an RN, my grandma was an RN, so I’m hoping it runs in the family. I start nursing school in one month and will hopefully be done by next August! Hurray for summer classes!