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Old 05-02-2013, 05:49 AM
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I am fortunately able to spend every day with my wife and baby son, but it is still stressful not knowing what is happening or why it is taking sooo long. It is a strange feeling having my life and future plans held at the mercy of some nameless bureaucrats whim. I have never been in quite this position before, and I must say I'm not a fan.

But, no matter what is finally decided, we will be together, either here, there or somewhere. That is all that matters.


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It is a strange feeling having my life and future plans held at the mercy of some nameless bureaucrats whim.
Exactly. You feel as if your entire life has been put on hold, even more so if you are the partner waiting outside of Australia. I am currently living with my parents and working a less-than-ideal job simply because I want to be able to pick up and go as soon as (if) my visa is granted.

And while I understand the reasoning of reviewing partner visa applications so thoroughly, I am often overwhelmed by the thought, "Who the hell are you to decide whether or not I can be with my partner?" It's scary to think that our entire future together could essentially be deemed invalid by a faceless legislator.

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I pretty much do everything I can to keep busy: from pet sitting during the day, to working evenings, to spending time with friends and chatting with my SO via Skype whenever possible. I make lists; lists help a lot - everything from to-do lists to building my packing list for when I (hopefully) move to Australia. I also stay up into the wee hours of the morning watching Netflix on my iPad and sleep in late to keep my mind off of things.
I used to do that back when he was working a month at a time. I've come up with a new strategy this time, and it's working a little better. Routine and goals. I get up, go to work, go to gym or yoga, make dinner, do laundry, make breaky and lunch, talk to SO, go to bed. The goals are to get healthy (juicing and healthy food) and get fit so his eyes bug out of his head (extra) when I get off the plane.

The routine gives me no time to mope and the little wins at the gym/in the mirror give me little pick me ups. I've been doing this for a month now and it's definitely helping me some. Don't know if it will help anyone else... But just in case, I thought I'd mention it. It's still tough. I still feel down. But I think controlling my life in these ways helps me make up for the totally out of control/helpless feeling that the immigration black box leaves me with.

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