I have applied for an awesome internship that would potentially take me anywhere in the U.S that I want to go for two years. Right now, I'm in a great relationship. We've been together a year and a half. He's 6 years older than me. At the moment, he's finishing up a degree in music education. He graduates in December. I asked him if I got the internship and moved across the country if he would come with me, and he replied that he was not sure because his degree would be useless in another state; he'd have to be re-certified.
He also has a potential opportunity to go to another state, but his plans are less concrete than mine, and he's not particularly striving in any direction to achieve any kind of action.
I'm very motivated, but I'm also very content in my relationship. We're past the honeymoon phase, and I'd go as far to say that we're stuck in a routine and we're comfortable and I'm fine with it. We have very opposite schedules, and even though we are in the same town I only see him once a week or so. I can see myself spending the rest of my life with him, but I'm not so sure he feels the same way. I'm not asking for that much.
I don't want to get married anytime soon, but I'd like to think that we could be together in the same state as our relationship matures. I have been in a committed long-distance relationship before and it didn't work. I don't want to do that again. I feel like I would follow him anywhere, and that's pathetic.
How do you choose between following your ambitions and the one that you love?