I've been lurking here for awhile without really contributing to anything, mostly for the sake of nostalgia, but I figured I may as well post a journal for the hell of it.
Things have been going pretty well for me. My girlfriend and I have been together for five and a half months, though we only see each other once a month for as long as we can. The first weekend in April we're making a weekend trip to St. Louis to see one of our favorite bands and tour some museums and the planetarium that just opened there. I've been very happy with her. Sometimes I think we're almost too similar, but it's nothing to endanger our relationship or anything.
College is pretty great. I'm still on an astronomy kick, and hopefully it won't be a passing hobby like psychology was. I don't think so. Reading about and contemplating the universe is very, very awesome. So I'm currently taking an astronomy course, and I hope to talk to my professor, who is fresh out of grad school, what steps to take school-wise and what some career options are. I've been shopping for a good pair of binoculars, have read up on the subject of amateur astronomy, and plan on starting my own observations of the planets and stars and maybe, if I'm lucky, the Andromeda galaxy. Maybe even a nebula. Unfortunately with the binoculars I'm planning on getting I probably won't be able to see Saturn's rings. But eventually I plan on upgrading to a nice telescope and maybe even dabbling in astrophotography.
So yeah. I do feel alone still at times. I mean I'm integrated into a very close group of people, but I do not have a best friend. Just a bunch of close friends. Which doesn't sound terrible, but sometimes it does kind of suck. Whenever I have someone I consider a best friend, it doesn't ever seem to be reciprocated. Everybody's paired up and I do not have a roommate for next year, so I'll probably just end up getting a single room. My girlfriend has been accepted to this school, but she has social anxiety, so she's gonna get a small house close to campus. She says it'll be a space just for us. I've played with the idea of moving in with her, but I know that's not a good idea. But getting to spend more time with her without other people in proximity will be nice.