When I look back at those things that I achieved because I wouldn't give in... I am in awe of myself, more in awe that I would ever doubt what or where I should be... I know exactly what I am supposed to do and I know where I am supposed to be... Yet I continue to let other people's ideas cloud what I know... If I don't believe in my dreams, who will? Just because things don't happen on a time line that I want, doesn't mean it won't happen... it just means I am not ready yet... I need to stop doubting myself, the truth is that when I want to achieve something in my life, I have always made it happen.
A little over six years ago, I was still living my ex Andrey... we were not together in any real sense, more for convenience. What I mean by this is that when Andrey and I married in 2001, I ended up sponsoring him into Canada by 2003 when our marriage was at the very end and we separated not too long after. However; since I had sponsored him, I was responsible for him for ten years.... since I was legally responsible for him, I allowed him to stay with me and take care of Valentina while I worked. Of course this was not a good solution for either of us and in late 2007, I realized that he and I would not be able to continue on like this for another six years.
I started thinking, dreaming... there had to be a way out for me... within one week of this thought, a friend of mine who I had known for a couple of years told me her aunt worked for immigration... I was like what? How could you not tell me? It never crossed her mine, I had her check with her aunt to find out if I would have to finish out this commitment, or was there a way out?
My friend called me later in the day and told me that she found out the laws had changed, it wasn't a ten year commitment any longer, it was only three. Can you understand how elated I was? I was over the moon excited... however; I wondered if it was retro active... Cindy called them for and lo and behold, my responsibility for him was done, had been done for over year.
I had that thought about how our circumstances had to change, there had to be a way... in one week a way was made. Anything is possible... anything. If you think that was just lucky, think again, that law of being responsible for someone for ten years when you sponsor them had been in effect for a very long time... a way was made for me to be free. Nothing can hold me back but me and the same goes for everyone... only we hold ourselves back.
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥