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Well folks, its offical... Yesterday I received an email from the british consulate saying my visa was approved!!! yay to me that I now have 4 years to live in the UK! I really cant believe how quickly they responded. I completed and paid for it on tuesday, mailed it all wednesday, they got it on thursday and I received approval on friday. I was expecting at least 2 weeks for the whole process at a minimum. Well anyways, the point is I got it and im going. I couldnt buy my plane ticket before I got word so im going to purchase that this week. I've been doing mad research on tickets not only for price (yay for one way tickets!) but baggage allowance.. Ahh yes..the foreboding dark shadow hanging over my head reminding me that i will probably give up 3/4 of what I own during this whole process. That in itself is a whole other blog of a story to tell.
Its odd really becuase it feels suddenly like Im really going. This isnt like my trip to southeast asia for a few months, this is permanent. Im getting a real sense of how different my life is about to become although im really looking forward to the change. Thats one thing i learned about myself in Thailand, I like change. I liked getting use to somewhere new, which we did often, and I accustomed myself rather quickly. I am getting a little nervous about finding a job when i get there. Its daunting to try to find work when your not familiar with anything. Ah well, I'll have Rich to lean on and make me good meals, and cups of tea! (thank god that man can cook!) so I will be in good hands!