So unfortunately we had some mix-ups with our paperwork already! David had the FBI send his CRC to the wrong return address (a few houses down the street from him) and by the time he found this out, his neighbor had already sent it back to the post office! 😦 So now we have to wait for the FBI to receive and process the CRC and return it to us again. We are supposed to hear back by August 7th. This is not very long in the scheme of things but it feels like forever! I am anxious to start interviewing and find out when and where we will be going exactly.
As far as steps after that go, we then have to send our CRC’s to an expedited apostille service that cost $177 for both the CRCs to be apostilled! O.O Then once we get them back we send everything to Korea and we will be right as rain.
In other, non-documents, news, the reality of what we are doing keeps hitting me on and off. Sometimes I am extremely anxious about our decision, other times ambivalent, and still others excited (sometimes all three in one day). I feel as though this is normal though. The first time I really realized the gravity of the situation I was undertaking was when I was driving to work one day. On my way to work there is an on-ramp to I-5 that can take me home to my parent’s house and I often dream of ditching work and heading home for some home cooked food and air-conditioning. So often in fact that this usually occurs every drive to work. 🙂 A couple months ago I was headed to work and as I passed that on-ramp it just hit me that soon I would be in S. Korea and I would not be able to just jaunt home whenever the need hits. Then I further realized that I have never lived farther away from my parents than 4 hours and I started hyperventilating… no just kidding. But it will be quite a change! Not only will I be leaving the nest, so to speak, but I will be leaving my best friend who I have lived with for over three years, three other roommates who I have lived with for two years, and my dog, who has been my bed mate and cuddle buddy for almost two. Anyways, I feel as though there are not enough pictures on this blog so here are some pictures of things I will miss: