I was completely surprised, but happily so! Look what I got!
I FINALLY GOT MY VISA!
I wasn’t expecting to receive it until Friday or Monday. Oh happy day, what a pleasant surprise! My passport has returned to me safe and sound with my Certificate of Eligibility stapled inside. The visa is a gorgeous holographic sticker with a background image of sakura, Fuji-san, and a fan.
I was unaware of the delivery this afternoon, so I was unsure when my friend Colin brought in a FedEx envelope and casually handed it to me saying “Oh, I think this is yours Jenn.”
I looked at him, sort of dazed for a moment, concerned that something was wrong; however, when I opened the package, my passport was heavy and lumpy. I flipped it open to see the newest stamps and forms hidden inside. Then, as I scanned over the information printed, I saw the word INSTRUCTOR in bold ink, and then it suddenly hit me. I began squealing and jumping all around! My friend Mai-chan was there and began congratulating me and grabbed the visa to study it. It was so much fun!
Then later this evening, the surprised me with a congratulatory cupcake form the bakery! It was HUGE and made my day extra special.
Now I am able to just sit back and relax. I have pretty much everything done that I can do! I feel a huge sense of relief with this arrival! There’s nothing for me to do now but wait for departure day!
I can’t believe this is really happening! FINALLY!