The Waiting Game

Since we’ve submitted our application, for my K-1 Visa, a lot had happened. Not with the visa thing, but in my personal life.

Out apartment lease ended on December 31. So had to move, it was a crazy month. We bought a car, we found a place to life, in Munich, and then moved. The scenery change, was probably the best thing, that could’ve happened to us. The actual move to Munich, was nothing but chaotic, frustrating, and majorly stressful though. It wasn’t fun, to say the least.

Christmas was also different this year. Usually we have Christmas in New York, or my fiancé’s parents come to us, so we can spend it together. But not this year. We celebrated alone, but got the package with all the presents, right on the 24th. So that worked out wonderful. Still, it wasn’t as happy and joyful as usual. It was a little sad, but I tried my best, to make it nicest way possible. Then New Years came, and we had to pack up, and move. The packing up, and giving the keys back, was the worst. Our landlords are horrible people. Not only, did they try to throw us out, right when the pandemic started, earlier that year, that we had to settle, with a lawsuit in court. Also their behavior, the constant ‘you broke this’ or ‘you’ll have to pay for this to get fixed’, even though, the place was mostly in perfect condition when we left. Sure we left some stuff behind, because no space in the car. But we did our best, and all they have to do, is give the place a new coat of paint. When we had to give over the keys, it was humiliating, and just mean and rude. Their attitude was out of this world. I don’t know how one, can be so mean and disrespectful at the same time. It’s insane. And the constant, you’ll have to pay for this, thing was seriously disgusting. I mean, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all, am I right?! But they kept harping on and on, and just made the situation worse for us. At the end, I was almost having a mental breakdown, and would’ve jumped the first person, that said something. But we got out, and we went on our way, to Munich. The drive was an adventure too, our car battery died, not even halfway through, and the rest of the drive, I had no power steering, and the tiniest change would set of alarms and whatnots. It was not the safest thing to do, but we made it.

And from there on everything changed, for the better. Munich is a great city, it’s full of amazing places to go, great foods to eat, and things to do. Until lockdown began. We live in a hotel, with long term stay, so we have a big room, with a half kitchen, plus a nicer bathroom then in our last place. It’s great, seriously. And 100% less stressful. We have nice ‘landlords’, we have a laundromat and if Covid decides, to finally get the fuck out of here, a grocery store right in the lobby, and breakfast for free every morning. But one can only dream. Maybe one day! We’ve lived here, for more than a month now, and it’s the best thing, that ever could’ve happened to us. My fiancé, is less stressed, which equals less seizures. Even though, they still happen. I’m less stressed, and don’t get riled up, about rude emails from them anymore. Life couldn’t be better right now.

We still have to drive back, every two weeks, to get refills for his medications. And I got my passport renewed recently. But other then that, we don’t have much going on. We also got news, from the immigration lawyers, that it’s going to take 6-8 more months, until we can finally leave this, god forsaken country. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here, and I like to go on adventures, and show him new places, but we’re fed up with this shit. We can’t get a job, because of lockdown and pandemic, and nothing is open. So it’s getting some boring. But we might have this things, with recording books. So if that’s happening, that would take my mind of everything else, and I would have something to do. I really would like that.

But it’s hard. COVID is getting to us. Not just the pure boredom, but also mentally. It’s challenging. They say that lockdown will be continued, even though it’s supposed to end on Valentine’s Day. The vaccine rollout, isn’t as fast as we all thought. We have to wear those FFP2 masks now, which are expensive for some reason. And other then the grocery store, and the drug store, nothing is open.

It’s hard. But we’re lucky, we don’t have to worry about money, or how to pay the next rent. We are truly blessed, and sometimes, we have to remind ourselves, of how good a life we have. Most people, don’t have half the luxury we have, and life paycheck to paycheck.

So we really have nothing, to complain about, and are blessed with all the things and opportunities that we have in the future.

It’s just a waiting game. We’re basically parked in between places right now. Just waiting to get my Visa approved. And then, once in America, the real adventure begins.