My boyfriend and I will be getting engaged soon. We've discussed it, looked at rings, and one has been purchased (my future mother in law let it slip! Eee!). The only thing is we aren't planning to get married until the fall of 2016. A three year engagement. My boyfriend is going back to school right now on a total career change and won't graduate until December 2015. We figured that would give us about 9 months to get our act together, with him in a new job. But the more I think about it, the more I feel it's silly to be engaged. We spoke about this summer, but now his mom tells me he bought a ring?! Is it too soon? Will our engagement be too long?