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April 16, 2011 / thegirlwhotooktheleap


Patience is a virtue, or so they say. This virtue is something I’ve been using or should I say abusing since 2010. Never have I needed to become this patience since 2010. It seems to me that nowadays all I’ve ever had to do was be patient.

When Timmy left last January of 2010, we both have been very patiently counting the days till we would see each other again, whether it be a couple of weeks or months. Now that was truly agonizing. What’s funny is that right now he’s away for the weekend and I am miserable. It makes me wonder how we survived all of last year? If I think about it we were only together a total of 9 out of 52 weeks last year and it really sucked but somehow we made it work. I have to start conditioning myself on these long separations again as D-day continues to loom closer and closer.. First its drill weekends, then its two weeks this summer and a month in the fall and then its gonna be the big one.. I seriously don’t know how I managed before and I can’t imagine myself having to go through it again, but I guess sooner or later I’ll have to face it. Not yet though, so I’ll let future Tim and future Steph worry about that.

Next, its being patient for this whole graduate school process. I remember that the whole application process took almost a year! First it was taking the TOEFL and GRE and waiting for the results, and then the constant trips back and forth my school to get all those transcripts sealed. Then it was finding teachers/supervisors to make those letters of recommendations and having my transcripts validated. Finally after all that, I sent in my applications and had to wait MONTHS for the results. Boy am I glad that’s over, although I am still waiting for Bloomsburg to mail in some information on my deposit, and the open-house for my program etc..

The wedding was another thing. Planning the entire wedding online for 6 months and waiting for the big day to finally come.. and now that it has I just wish I could rewind it and go back to that time coz the wedding was so fun and I just want to relive it over and over again.. I wish.. 🙂 If I ever renew my vows remind me not to have another party though.. My gosh the expenses and the planning.. ahhhh… But all the hard work was definitely worth it though.. 🙂

And last but not the least we have the entire visa process. Yes this was and still is the biggest challenger of my patience, the bane of my existence. I used to and still live and breathe each day worrying about this whole visa/green card thing. I just can’t wait for the day I finally have that green card in my hands and I can say that it’s all over. I know that as of this moment I’ve already survived a lot, I mean the k1 part is over and that was a 6-month process I would never ever want to experience again. And now that its AOS time, I can’t sleep worrying over when my biometrics letter would arrive, whether I would get an RFE or not or even just WHEN all this will finally take place. I can’t take the waiting anymore, I think my patience has been tested too much already and I just need this to be over.. please… sigh…

Well sorry for this huge rant.. I am just tired of waiting. I’m sure a lot of you know how I feel.



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  1. michelle / Apr 16 2011 10:50 am

    i fully understand your worrying, jst dont think about it too much 🙂 i remember i got my gc 3mos from the time i submitted my papers for aos..hope mas mabilis service center nyo dyan…the gc ur gonna get will be 2yrs conditional, so after 2 yrs, u have to apply for removal of conditions and submit papers again…

    • thegirlwhotooktheleap / Apr 16 2011 3:02 pm

      I know, its such a long process though.. so nerve-wracking.. haaay. at least i get a break for 2 years.. hehe

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