Hey guys! I received some really good news last night and I thought it only right to write a quick post to share it with you guys. If you’ve followed the podcast & blog for a while, then you will know that Tom hasn’t been home to the U.S. for Christmas in about 9 years. This year , thanks in no small part to my new job, I decided to make my way back home to Alabama for the holidays. I also really wanted my partner to join me on the trip to finally visit my home, and also to take the scary step of meeting the in-laws.
Soooo, last month we started the process of trying to get him a tourist visa to visit the U.S. and it was quite an arduous task. There was a mountain of paperwork needed for him to even apply. Then, with the knowledge that he might not even get it, we prepared all the necessary documents from here and at home thanks to the support of my family. He went to the U.S. embassy last week for his visa interview and fortunately for us, it went really smoothly. It is often difficult for Thai citizens to get American visas due to a variety of reasons and we were more than a little nervous. However, I’m proud to report that he received his passport back in the mail yesterday with a 10 year multiple entry tourist visa to the America. I did a little happy dance when I got the news, and now i’m really excited to make the journey home with my partner at my side come December.
I’ll be having a quite weekend here in the Thai countryside, so you can definitely count on a podcast in the next couple of days. I’m planning to revisit something I talked about in the first or second episode as they don’t seem to be available for download anymore. A few of you have requested the background of my journey that led me to live in Thailand, so I’ll take some time in the next podcast and talk about the how and the why that brought me to live here. Sooooo, till the weekend much luv from very wet southern coast of Thailand!