Signing out of 2018

Well here we are, New Years Eve 2018. The last year has once again been full of highs and lows. There have been losses, heartache, a lot of soul searching, and a lot of self discovery. I may not be where I thought I would be at the beginning of 2018, but I sure know…

New Year, New Goals

It’s that time of year again when we take time to look back at the last 12 months and to look forward to the next. I reflected on much of the last 12 months in a blog I wrote earlier this month called Turning 35, so now it’s time to focus on the next 12 months. I’m  not…

As one chapter comes to an end, another begins

I feel kinda weird writing this post, but wanted to explain my absence over the last few weeks. It’s been hard to find the right words so as not to cause any further hurt, but at the same time, since I started my blog, I have found it a really useful platform in dealing with…

Immigration Tribunal

So Tuesday was the day we’d been waiting for. We don’t officially know the outcome yet, so I’m not going to labour on that point. What a surreal experience it was. As we drove into the car park for the tribunal hearing, we were immediately faced with a detention centre. At the moment this really…

2019 – I’m coming for you

After months of waiting, we’re entering into the week of the dreaded Visa Appeal. I feel like the last year has been focused on this moment. And now it’s here, I’m not sure how I feel. Going through the application process was hard enough. Finding out the application had been rejected was tough. But the…

To Plan or Not to Plan?

I’ve never been very good at making plans. Ok, so that’s not entirely true. I think I’m actually pretty decent at making plans, and usually stick to them. That’s if you take social plans, holiday plans, day to day plans into consideration. Why is it then that I find it ridiculously difficult to make life…

The Unknown

Having now turned the clocks back, and with November just around the corner, our uncertain future gets ever closer to becoming clearer. When I met my boyfriend 2 years ago, I knew he was going to have to re-apply for his visa in order to stay here. What I hadn’t accounted for was how either…

Change – Part 2

In Change (Part 1), I wrote about the importance of living life. How life was too precious and too short to plod along, and how sometimes it takes a life changing event to give us the wake up call we so badly need. In Change (Part 2), I want to share with you, my readers,…

Change – Part 1

If nothing else, the last 6 years have taught me how important it is to live for today. This doesn’t always seem possible of course, particularly when we are wrapped up in the mundane Mon-Fri regime of work, eat, sleep, repeat. There are also moments, when we become so consumed in the day to day…