Bad, worse, worst

Light in the darkness has come – finally. I received an answer from Russia quite soon, telling me I needed to fill in a form. Suddenly everything seemed so easy. Just fill in the form and send it to them. Then they finally can start making your invitation. There was one document I still needed, but after calling our coordinator at half past ten in the evening, he sent it to us.

This sounds like a solution, doesn’t it? I agree.

So this morning all I had to do was fill in the form some more and send it. Before doing that I was heading to the shop in our street to buy some bread. I ran into our neighbour, more specifically the mother of my good-looking ex-neighbour (her son – the one who winked at me!). By accident I had decided to wear my new, loose pants. For a change I felt quite fashionable while running into her! She immediately asked when I would leave for Russia.

And for the first time, I could give an answer I am quite certain of. That’s such a win – looking good and being able to give positive answers to questions about my trip to Russia!

When I came home, I send the stuff they need over there and now I have some sense of certainity. I’m no longer waiting without knowing who’s doing what, if they’re doing anything anyway. I have taken control for a part. I have sent mails until I figured out what was going wrong and now I’ve managed to get it straight.

The bad thing is that I will miss a month over there. It makes this adventure somewhat more terrifying. But after all my efforts and all the waiting, I didn’t want to give in. The worse option was going to Poland or year – honestly, though, I don’t really want that. The worst option would be staying. I must confess that while going through all the stress and doubts, this option didn’t seem so terrifying anymore. It’s so easy to just re-enroll yourself in the same university as the former two years. It takes perhaps two mouse clicks and it would be okay. On the other hand, I know I would hate to stay when almost my entire class is abroad, and two of my hometown friends.

I have made the decision to take the risk and arrive in Russia with delay. It’s bad, but at this point I can live with it. At least I’m going away. And at least I have done what I could to get this done after all. It’s a victory still!

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  1. Fantastic news. Congratulations!!!

    (I thought there was going to be something about all your paperwork falling out of your fashionable pants.)

    • Thank you πŸ˜€

      Well, that would have been quite the story! Wait until I run into her son again – then you’ll get to hear something like that most likely πŸ˜‰

  2. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

    Them pesk Russians, eh? They like to take their time about things.

  3. runningonsober

     /  August 21, 2014

    Hey that’s not bad…that’s great news! I’m glad you actually get to go! Not everyone has that opportunity, so enjoy and be happy. πŸ™‚ soooo happy for you!

    • Yes, it’s just a bit annoying that we will be so late, but I’m really happy as well! The truth is that I made up the title earlier on and didn’t want to come up with another one anymore πŸ˜‰

      Thank you for always asking how this was going, I really appreciate that, Christy πŸ™‚

  4. Congrats! I’m so happy for you! The delay is unfortunate, but I’m sure you’ll have a great time nonetheless.

  5. This is awesome, congrats! Woooo I’m excited for you!

  6. I’m glad it has worked out as you hoped and that it’s all you dream of πŸ™‚


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