I APPLIED FOR MY PASSPORT TODAY!
I’M SHOPPING FOR PASSPORT COVERS!
A VACATION ABROAD IS SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT.
I’ve tried to act as nonchalant about it as possible. But, but, but, I DID IT.
Of all the things I’ve screwed up, of all the broken dreams, of all the disappointments, heartaches, et cetera, I am one step closer to fulfilling a dream I’ve had since my first Stephen Lawhead Celtic-based fantasy (whichever one that might have been).
Ever since I saw a picture of Leakey's.
Ever since I learned Hatchard's was a real bookshop.
Since I saw artwork in the Louvre when I was in Excel (back when my future was going to be brighter).
Back when I learned that there’s Hobbiton in New Zealand.
Nothing’s written in stone. Nothing’s officially planned.
But I’m closer.
I did all my homework for my passport. I had my photocopies and all that. I did have to go off-site for my photo, but that was a minor (and I do mean so very minor) inconvenience. The agent looked over my stuff, had my sign my Internet-pre-filled Form DS11, and I paid and I was ready to go!
This is so exciting!
A journey of 2000 miles, began with a trip to the post office.