Response to Jimmy Martin's UML Blog - "Relationship, Job Hunt, Soccer, Oh My!"

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Yesterday, I was looking through my fellow co-bloggers from UML, and one blog caught my eye.  It was Jimmy Martin's blog post, "Relationship, Job Hunt, Soccer, Oh My! (  I know that post is probably a few weeks old, I still like to respond to it.

Here's a response to your blog, buddy.

It is great that your girlfriend found an internship in New York that relates to something she wants to do in her future.  It seems by your response that you care about her a lot and respect the fact that she is persuing her dreams to become an editor.  Seven weeks may sound like a long time to you (and to a lot of people), but those weeks will definitely fly by.  You said that you have a close relationship with her and you probably miss her dearly.  I had a very close relationship with my ex-girlfriend of 4 years, and just being away from her for a day or two stinks!  What I've learned from many (older) individuals is that separation makes love grow fonder.  For me, I never understood it at all... I guess from experience that when a person cares about someone so much and they are separated because of a job, and not because of a fight, just the simple fact of missing each other will help your relationship.  I don't know, something like that.  Even if she is 300+ miles away from you, she probably would appreciate a few phone calls here and there to show your support and love for her.  Maybe surprise her with a Hallmark card or something. (OH NO!  HALLMARK BRAINWASHED ME!).  Just be (positively and G-rated) creative if you want to send her something.  And if you are feeling down beause she is away, trust me, your relationship will get better and better everyday.  You will see her again in 7 weeks.  It's only a short term long distance relationship. 

Okay, about the Job Hunt.

Dude, it stinks out there.  I spent weeks trying to find a job, and what just adds on to this sarcastic fun is that the jobless rate is increasing, and our economy isn't good right now.  All I can say is to continue getting more applications, filling it out, and send it back.  I have a good website for retail jobs -  It's a great website that lists most retail job opportunities in the area.  To be honest, especially when I'm starting a new job, I'm still considered in the job hunt.  I'm still in the hunt for that physical therapy aide (or anything close to that) job out there.  I would like to get paid more so I can be "set" for gas, cell phone bill, college expenses, etc.  Don't give up, there will be openings out there.  Besides, if you don't want the job your cousin is offering, I'll take it. (Just kidding!!)

Well, since that blog was a few weeks ago, you probably have a job already, and the long-distance blues aren't hitting so hard.

- Christian



P.S. Blog Readers - Just for your information and if you didn't know, we have 3 other bloggers who are currently posting their own summer experiences and other stuff about the college life.  Here are the links:

Jimmy Martin '09 -

Stephanie Bergeron '10 -

Curran Kelleher '09 (Exchange Student in Germany) - 



I also agree that absence makes, the heart grow fonder. I live in New York and My Girl Friend lives in Ottawa. We speak every day and see each other every 2 to 3 months, when we are together it the most beautiful time ever. It's hard sometime but you can definitely get used to it and the most important thing is that love conquer all.

james said:


thanks for sharing your experience.



Well, my girlfriend lives in Barcelona and I live in LA. It's not easy for sure, especially as I don't get enough vacation but, at least, when we meet, it's very strong.

James Harmison said:

Its very nice blog & sharing it good experience.

Thank you for sharing this great post!

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