So, I have a bit of a problem on my hands, and I think I need some help and advice.
I've harbored a crush on this girl I know at my University for 2 years now, and we've continually gotten closer as the months have gone by. We're both fairly involved in the same club, and she is funny, outgoing, independent, caring… pretty much everything I could ask for in both a friend and a possible romantic partner. This year, I finally feel like, for the very first time in my life, that I am ready to confess my feelings to a girl I like. The problem is, she is in South America for all of this year, not at University. When she returns, it will be Senior year for both of us, and while I feel like I might be able to ask her to begin a relationship with me, I'm a little reserved about it, since we would only have a year together before graduating and possibly going our separate ways. Not only that, but she is a very good friend to me, and I'm afraid that if she says no, things might get awkward between us. I have been keeping in contact with her via email and facebook, but I want to make sure I ask her in person, I want her to know that this possible relationship is very important to me, not something I would initiate with a text message.
It would really be a great help to me if I could get some input on this; any and all advice is very much appreciated. Thank you.