Ok…so two days, and one hour late on posting but I come bearing excellent news!
After a VERY long, and VERY expensive journey, I received news today that I have been granted my Partner Visa!! I think I read, and re-read, the email at least 10 times. It still feels incredibly surreal.
It has taken me a long time to find my person, and the fact that he is half way around the world makes things
a little a lot more complicated, but I am incredibly excited…anxious, scared, nervous…to get this chapter of my life started. In just one month we will be able to wake up next to each other, have actual face to face conversations and discussions and won’t have to wait months to see each other any more. It has taken us over 5 years to get to this point and I can’t wait for February!
So much work has gone into this outcome and there is no possible amount of thanks that is big enough to give those who have given up their time, money and energy into helping us to get this point. Every single person who has helped us, encouraged us or supported us in anyway, please know that Simon and I will be forever grateful and we thank each and every one of you.
It is real now. I will be selling my house, shipping what is left of my little life here in Canada and will be moving halfway around the world to small town NSW/Victoria Australia. I will be leaving my job, my family and my friends here (which I still don’t allow myself to think about because…well, it hurts too much) and will be joining my new Australian family and friends in my new home and at my new (old?!) job. I cannot express how blessed I am to have so much love in two places. Honestly it is overwhelming and something that I really need to sit with and absorb.
Here’s to new beginnings, no matter how old you are! Now start saving…we’ve got plenty of room for visitors!
~Hugs and Love~