August 30th

Dear Mag,

Sorry it took me a while to write. I know you love letters; hopefully our phone calls help. I settled into my classes this week. It’s not going to be easy, but nothing seemed completely foreign. An MBA is going to be just a deeper dive from the undergraduate work I did in business.

Mark and Steve are going to be fine for rooming. Their work-loads are as much or more than mine. I’m glad we got the three bedroom apartment, between school and work and Mark has labs too we are going to be on crazy schedules. Haven’t figured out which one of us will be the tidy one; ask me again in a month when we’ve had a chance to really get settled.

Mag, I do love you so much. Thank you for being supportive of this school thing. I know we will be better off with all of our education taken care of. Our future will have a stronger start if we are out of college and start careers.

Have you gotten settled at school? Tell me all about it. I’m looking forward to Labor day weekend and our time together. Is Jen coming to the lake?

Take care. Love,

Dan

August 15th

Dear Dan,

You left only hours ago, but it feels like days. I know grad school is only two years, but at this moment in my heart it might as well be an eternity. I know you are only 100 miles away, but not having you across town it feels like you are a world away. I miss you, sweetie, can you tellJ.

Mom and I got into it tonight. I have got to learn to not get sucked into her drunken moments of fury.  She said some pretty mean things about you and our long distance relationship. I just have to steer clear for another week before I head for school. I am so ready to be done with college.

Enough whining, tell me your news. How are the roommates? Will they be as focused as you on their studies? Either of them gamers? Of the three of you, who’s going to be the Felix? Cause I know it’s not going to be you…J.

I’m headed out with Jen tonight. She’s trying to convince me that yoga is the answer to all my stress. Do I seem over stressed to you?

I love you and am counting the days until I can give the kisses on this page in person.

Mag