Hey everybody! I've been waiting to blog till I got my new digital camera (I'm still shopping around for the best deal but it looks like I'm going to have to suck it up and pay full price, damnit lol) But I have something really important to blog about and it needs no pictures so...
I got something really awesome in the mail today. It's my permanent resident card. What that means is that since the 30th of June I've been a landed immigrant here in Canada. I can work here, go to school here, basically do everything a Canadian can except vote. And in a few years I can apply for citizenship, which I'm going to do.
It's been a really rough journey to get here. They should include a warning on the things you'll go through when you start this process. I haven't seen my family in nearly 3 years. I lost a dear friend because the distance was just too much and he's not a phone or chatting on the internet type of guy. I lost my grandmother. We paid nearly $3,000 (this is an estimate, I didn't keep track because I didn't want to know). We took a trip to Calgary where I got sick and then suffered the whole trip home. We've lived in a house with a person who doesn't like me and doesn't want us here for three years. And there were several times we nearly got divorced because the stress was just too much.
But all that's over now. I'm trying to get into school in October to study graphic design. And next month? I'm gonna go home and hug my mother. :)