So I've finally done it. This wasn't exactly my first time per se, but definitely my maiden attempt at doing it out of my own will.
I've been thinking for some time; not very long given that I shouldn't drag the issue but still want to be able to decide without being pressured.
Some people I've spoken to (actually just one) didn't think it was a big deal, and even called me virgin for my lack of experience. So I tried not to think too much about it and just get down to writing that email.
As I tried to google for some guidance, I thought some people must've done it so often they don't let emotions get in the way. For me, I wanted to do it right, and yet be diplomatic about it.
Within minutes I managed to find some samples that I could use. I know, I should be more original, but like I said I've never done this before. So like what any other graduate would have done before, I copied the bits that seemed right and modified to suit the purpose.
It wasn't very long, because things like these should be kept short and simple. No misunderstanding, no miscommunication - just straight to the point.
I looked at it a few times even though there wasn't much to look. Left it while I went away to make some tea. Came back, it still looked the same. Decided to just send off the email, still wondering if it was the right thing to do. Quickly logged off in case he decided to read it and reply immediately.
I will only check my email tomorrow. But at least it's Friday, and I hope if it turns to something unexpected, I will have the weekend to gather my thoughts and think of the next step!