Yesterday, I received an email from the UK Visa Application Manila Hub… saying that my visa was being “despatched shortly”.
After a few minutes, when it finally dawned on me what it was saying, waves of emotion coursed up and down my body, and I released a great sigh of relief. I finally knew, and that was more comforting than whether the answer was yes or no, but very very happy that the answer was yes.
I noticed, through the release of it, that there had been a tenseness in the pit of my stomach for quite a while, and just the knowing was enough to ‘unclench’ it. This happened one day ago right now, but I still think it’s going to take a while for it to fully sink in?
I was talking to my brother a couple of hours later, and I was saying to him how this news had radically changed the course of my life and has opened up a myriad of opportunities for Kama and myself, and as I was saying it, it really started to dawn on me just how true the words were that I was speaking.
We left a year ago on a 5 month holiday that we extended to 10 months, but going back again now is going to be a completely different situation, as we are going for at least two and a half years, so we’ll be able to integrate ourselves more fully, yet still be the travelling gypsies living the lifestyle that we’ve come to enjoy.
It’s been a huge leap for us to apply for this visa, knowing that it would change our lives and open up opportunities, but I don’t believe I realised how much until this email came along.
So, the adventure is about to resume again, and so we’ll be posting our experiences as we once again venture in search of dragons.