My freshman year of university, my crazy, Californian roommate Katie told me that she is at LSU for her education and her education alone. As soon as she has degree-in-hand, sheâ€™s out of here.
Weâ€™re nearing the end of junior year. Katie keeps in terrific touch with her hometown friends and has managed to remain romantically unattached with co-eds.
I, on the other hand, am a dedicated sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, loaned my soul to the school paper for one-point-five semesters, jumped from LSU school to school and have had the damnedest time holding onto a solid group of friends.
I learned quickly who to keep in touch with from Chicagoland, and I appreciate every single one of them. We talk when we can but never stop caring. We spend breaks at home together and tell each other every detail of every facet of our lives.
I have had three LSU significant others and one summer romance.
Everything has been trying. And taxing. And tiresome.
With the boyfriends, that is.
A connection in which two people believe their lives are incomplete without each other has been my desire since Kindergarten â€“ at the latest. Iâ€™ve been properly seeking it since senior year of high school.
Or â€¦ attempting to properly seek it.
This one was supposed to be it. I felt something new; I could actually see myself with him, following our careers, supporting each otherâ€™s ventures, traveling, settling in a city, going out when our busy schedules allow. We made sense.
But now things donâ€™t.
Depression, stress, unemployment and boredom have changed the man I believed I could be with.
And I donâ€™t know if heâ€™ll come back.
I donâ€™t know if weâ€™ll come back.
This is why Katie sat college dating out. Work, class and extracurriculars matter right now. Weâ€™re here for a degree, possible opportunities.
I just prefer some opportunities to others.