The blog is definitely at a crossroads when it comes to posting regularly. I am trying to post once a week at least but life has become busy and finding time to put together a coherent post that fulfills what my blog is about is becoming more and more difficult. But for now I will continue to endeavour to write a post weekly at least and see how long that can be maintained. It’s hard though as sometimes I do think I am writing these posts with little audience for what I am writing.
Anyway, I won’t dwell on it and will let the blogs life continue until it reaches its own natural conclusion or finds a new direction. So what has been happening here in the USA. Well as I mentioned, life is busy, working a normal job, doing average day to day stuff, travelling a bit, especially in the coming weeks, and trying to get back onto full fitness for playing 11 a side football.
This week I will be working full time nearly 3 months and it has really helped me settle into my new life. Work isn’t overly busy but I do get to meet people from all walks of life and chat to them. This alone is great for helping me settle into the American way.
Back in May I finished with US Immigration, or at least I thought I had, but a mistake in my paperwork means I have to redo some papers as well as biometrics; fingerprints and photograph. I think now in total I will have sat for fingerprints about 5 times but I don’t worry about these things and just got to the appointment and get it done. Hopefully this little process will only take a few months and I will be finished with USCIS till early 2018. I will add that USCIS have been great to deal with so far and even this little mishap won’t change my opinion as the mistake was both theirs and mine.
Last weekend myself and Leanne spent the time at a family wedding in Pittsburgh. It’s funny to think that only 9 short months ago we were celebrating our own wedding. In 3 weeks we travel to Denver to celebrate Leanne’s sisters wedding and another chance to see all the family. I am a lucky guy as my in laws have been great to me since I first arrived on the scene. Considering my first chat with my new father in law was to ask his permission to propose to Leanne I am doing well.
Before I sign off I just want to mention a couple of things, on Sept 10th last year I was approved for my Visa to enter the USA and the 12 months since then have been amazing. I am a proud Irishman living here in America with my new wife. All going well, in a few years I will be a proud American too. That leads me to one more thing, Sept 11th 2001 is a day that will live in history forever, this year’s 15th anniversary remembrance ceremonies brought back memories of that fateful day. I was working in the Irish Air Corps when news came through and we were glued to our computers during our lunch as the events of that day unfolded. To everyone affected, to those lost, to those suffering still, to the first responders….. You will never be forgotten. The world will never be the same after that day and we all should strive to make it a better place, be more tolerant and to just learn to get along with respect for each other.
Till next time….. Slán