The other day I was reading through some of my old posts and realised that there have been quite a few holes and open ends. So in my attempt at filling them, here goes...
So Juan Carlos and I got married in April 2016. In May 2016 I applied for immigration. In September 2016 I was made a permanent resident.
Last August I got a job as a special needs assistant at a local school, I worked with one student in specific and created a great relationship with him and his family and became best friends with his other aide. It made a year of being away from home a lot easier to deal with.
Juan Carlos went through a period of struggling to find work and earlier this year also got a job at the same school and in the same department as me. We worked with each other for a couple months and it was super fun.
This whole time we've been living with Juan's parents in their house in Riverton, Utah, this was up until last week.
Also at the beginning of this year I was repeatedly getting sick and unwell and as a result of this I was unable to take part in all the music projects that I had written about around January/February time.
Life changed for us in March when we went to visit a man called Ted at a place called Snow College. This small meeting with Ted, set up by Juan's friend Sam, ended up being the meeting that would change our lives. From this we have received scholarship to study at Snow - Juan and I will both be studying music - him more commercial composition and me classical voice and we have moved to a tiny town called Ephraim. We have found a beautiful little home to rent and have found ourselves working alongside each other again, this time at a local call centre - in order to pay the bills of student life. What an adventure. We officially moved in last weekend and officially start college this week. SCARRRYYYYYY
A very important bridge that I haven't yet mentioned is that Juan and I got to go to England for six weeks. In this time I got to meet my sister's new baby and spend time with my family and friends. Honestly, although it was beautiful it was incredibly stressful as there were so many people to see and keep happy. We did get to go to Cornwall for a week with my parents and visit the beach from 'About Time' and took a weekend with Juan's parents (who also visited for a week) and went to Paris. Most importantly something happened that I will never forget. My Father arranged for a surprise bus wedding party. It was amazing. My actual wedding was thrown together in five weeks and only my immediate family and best friend could make it and all the things that happened was to keep other people happy.
Even since I was a kid my idea of a perfect wedding was for all the guests to jump on a bus and go to McDonald's -- it just seemed like a super simple, fun way to get it all done and with no standing around. Anyway beginning of this year my Dad started to work for the local bus company and made this dream come true to my ultimate surprise. I though we were just waiting for a bus and all of a sudden this open top bus with all these familiar faces cheering my name appear and my would-have-been-bridesmaids were all there dressed in lemon yellow - the original colour I've always wanted. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. There was actually an article about it..
Anyway we returned beginning of July, it was hard to leave family but it did give me some closure on the situation as I had a chance to pack up my old room and felt like I actually got to say goodbye. It was however nice to come back with a fresh start to life on our minds. We went house and job hunting all ready for college and well here we are.. It's been quite a journey and I know it's only really still just beginning.
Brit. U.S.resident. Lover of Opera. Believer of dreams.