Once again up way too late
It’s because my brain really only works at night! It’s ridiculous. Spent a ton of time tonight printing out evidence for our partner visa and trying to get all the dates straight of when we went on vacations together, where we went, what we did, etc. Hoping tomorrow I can knock out my statement - which has to be so ridiculously detailed it’s not even funny. I really hate this whole process. We’re going to be handing over close to 1,000 pages of documents and photos to prove that we are a real couple. My statement alone is probably going to be at least 10 pages detailing everything we have ever done together and trying to prove that we are in a lasting and committed relationship. Not a fan of the Department of Immigration reading about when I slept with my partner for the first time, but I also don’t want to get deported.
After nearly four years together and the fact we’re getting married in a little over three weeks, I’m just marginally confident that I like him enough to stick around (sarcasm). So we continue with all this crap and when it’s done, I am celebrating like there is no tomorrow. And no, it will not be a fit, healthy celebration. It will involve Champagne and cake and chocolate and wonderful things because I’ll have permanent residency and working rights. Then: Applying for his Green Card so he can travel in and out of the States easily with me for visits :) For now, sleeping and dreaming of happy things - like a world where the Department of Immigration didn’t exist and we could all travel and live wherever we wanted.