Since a Visa to London is not a Visa to Life, I have been busy living lol


 

So Friday is here peeps and I have been busy living indeed wow. I would have been in London this week had I received the visa I applied for to go attend a World Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit. But hmmmmmmmmm, no definite feedback yet from the visa guys other than an email saying:

Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible.

And seriously now, other than a wow wow wow; what could be a better reaction? I applied on the 21st of September and got that on the 3rd of October. My only qualms is my passport ‘held up’ in all this hahaha.

Anyways, that visa to London wasn’t a visa to Life so I continued living my thrilling life lo. So brief but very important timeline shall we?

  1. Friday October 5th 2018, I have a great workout and leave for work so fresh. Am doing some series on Facebook titled ‘Musewithmarie; Keeping it Real; and #MyVoice’ – where I raise awareness to causes that matter like domestic violence, mental health and wellness etc;
  2. Sunday October 7th 2018 I get to vote for the first time in my 39 years of living wow wow wow. I was to fly out on Friday 5th, and when I didn’t get that visa to London, I knew I had no reason not to vote. Getting registered and getting that card took me three years and I wasn’t going to let that down the drain right? To put this presidential elections in some perpective, we got the same President since Ronald Regan became president – like how many guddam years today? I read he is the 2nd longest serving President in Africa wow;
  3. Monday October 8th was my son Alain’s 15th birthday and that was enough to make my week.
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The winning team, I now agree the CIC is in the no smiling stage lol

That evening we went out for dinner and to my amazement he contributed for the outing – I mean I would have missed all this had been off to London right?

I share just those 3 to let someone in some difficult or challenging situation right now know that there can always be a silver lining to a dark cloud if we dare look very well. At least for me that worked once again. I was a funded delegate and all I spent was time and visa fees (big amount of 200 usd for which I even did a fundraiser ha). But am not sitting here and cursing or whining (other than that I’ll appreciate getting my passport back, sooner than not). No, I am busy with living and for this I need no visa…

 

Have a great weekend everyone

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9 thoughts on “Since a Visa to London is not a Visa to Life, I have been busy living lol”

    1. It’s ok G, am cool and did get so much out of this week right here. I mean never got 3 new therapy clients in a single week, got to see and celebrate my son turn 15 and then the last one did a hilarious drawing of me wait until I post that lol

    1. Lol Phoebe, last I read from them was that email on Oct 3rd saying whatever; I just thought why I got the visas so easily while I was in Europe hahaha – maybe some fear on their part over whatever? I dunno and really am living and loving my life as is. I mean I got 3 new therapy clients this week alone, celebrated Alain’s birthday and got that hilarious drawing from Gaby. I would have missed all this were I in London or in the air hahaha

  1. Lovely post. And you’re right. A visa to anywhere is not really a visa to life. I’ve recently done a blog about my visa refusal to Canada – even though I was going there for a work trip as a journalist!

    1. Oh wow, they refused you that? Whatever. The fun is, after I had given up like this, they indeed gave me the visa lol. Now thinking of when to use it at least once before it expires hahaha…

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