The emotional currency of “see you later” is a little less than “goodbye,” though, so it’s less pain now for potential that might not be realized. I know that each time I say it. The reality is that sometimes when I say “see you later” it might actually be “goodbye.”
It’s here! It’s here! My long-awaited paperwork is FINALLY here. Now I apply for my work visa, buy plane tickets, and head overseas for what will surely prove to be an exciting and life-changing experience. There’s lots to do now, so I don’t know how often I can update until I’m getting settled in China.… Continue reading It’s go time.
Waiting for papers and mail and email has made for a harrowing summer. Disappointment, fear, and sadness have all weighed down the excitement and joy.
But it’s not often we get to say we’re proud of how we’re managing stress. Usually amid said stress we’re not focused on how to manage the stress, but rather how to get rid of the stress. I think that’s the point of failure, really, and I can say this with more certainty now. I’m a living example. My current stress is when I will be moving to China.
Yes, I’m writing from the United States. Yep. Still here. Sigh. The paperwork problems have not abated. I’m now waiting for another mailing from China, at which point I’ll actually be able to get my visa processed and buy airline tickets. My husband A and I keep wondering why we’re still here, why we haven’t been… Continue reading I am still here.
Here I am, just weeks away from the start of the school year, and I’m still stuck in paperwork purgatory. I mail things and wait for a reply. I mail things, watch tracking numbers, and wait for action. I wait for information. I wait for instructions. I wait for processes to process. I wait for… Continue reading Paperwork purgatory