Friday, February 17, 2006

Following up on the Stress post

I should have let you all know a while ago, but the stress I was referring to in my last entry has been lifted. That's not to say that all stress is gone, but that big one is gone.

As I have mentioned before, I am a Canadian living and working {Legally} in the United States. My work visa expired on Feb 3rd and I had to leave the country and attempt to get a new visa while re-entering the United States. This wasn't optional. It could not be done at any time or place except while I was physically entering the country.

This is always stressful because my life and future is in the hands of the US government. {You can fill in your own comments on the US government.} Of course this year the stress wasn't just mine. TWIL was also feeling stressed about it. But I have a new work visa and can continue to stay and work in the US. Which also means that I can continue get out and spend time with TWIL as often as I have been, which is not nearly as often as I'd like.