Let Summer 2017 Begin

As this is posted, I’ll be on a plane heading back home. I can’t tell you how excited I am and how I wanted to immediately share the news with everyone. But as it turns out, I felt overwhelmed with the information and it took me a couple of days to settle down. We found out Monday night that our authorizations to travel and work arrived. I want to throughly explain it all in a video later, once the process is finished. But this meant that I had to worry about flights – and this is a busy time to go back home.

I started to sob when I was reading the email. Of sadness, happiness, relief, stress and the same night had one of the best night’s sleep I’ve had in months. Felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I could live again. Our lives have been on standby for more than 2 months now. And the pressure of everyday waiting was slowly destroying us. We were picking fights, exhausted and feeling highly anxious. Just because our near future was uncertain and everyday could be the one.

Summer for me, starts as soon as I land in my country. So far, I haven’t had a proper summer and this was just overcompensating for what I truly wanted to be doing. I’ll be arriving sometime in the morning and immediately heading to lunch with one of my favorite people in the whole world: my brother. And shortly after, headed to my hometown to see the rest of my family.

At this point, me and M are totally over the moon because we are attending one of my best friend’s wedding – where I’m maid of honor. There was a slight chance that we would not go, but all that went away as soon as that email hit our inboxes. Throughout these last months, I kept saying to myself that this was happening for a reason. There has to be a positive side to it – that I’m yet to find out. And relied solely on an amazing girl – whom I haven’t even met – to say exactly the things I was thinking and feeling. I could not be happier or more excited to finally get a glimpse of summer back home, enjoy our families and friends. And confirm all that’s been pending for the past months.

I’ll see you here on Monday and don’t forget to follow along on Stories. I’ll make sure to be posting updates there. Have a great weekend!

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