LaurenGayle wrote:sibley wrote:
oh I don't know. how nuts would I be if I listened to a song? and yesterday someone at work gave me advice that basically quoted that song Listen to your Heart by Roxette... but she meant the opposite. she meant "he's a boy. you're 22"... blah.
In the spirit of complete transparency, I applied to schools within a three state radius. Have I been planning on moving in with my boyfriend at the end of the summer the whole time? Yes. I couldn't have left him again (we were long distance for 9 months and it was awful). If this guy is worth it and you'd be miserable without him, that will translate into your ability to do well in law school far away.
And I am the least romantic person I know.
FWIW, I have applied to schools all over the country, and my partner will not be moving with me if I end up somewhere other than the NYC area. She'll be staying here in our house, and I will come home when I can. We decided that we'd rather deal with me living in grad student housing somewhere if the scholarships are big enough to make it worthwhile. Besides, I will be fully immersed in my studies most of the time, so it is not like we will have a lot of quality time together. I'll come home on weekends if it is close enough, or whenever I can if it is farther away. We would rather live like that for 3 years than take on $150-200K of student loans. For us, the decision is more about what is best of us long-term. But every person, and every couple, is different.