In 2012 I lived with my girlfriend in Ontario on a temporary working visa to see if our relationship would stand living together. It did, so we applied for permanent residency with her as my sponsor. I returned to England at the end of 2012, moved to Newcastle, and have been waiting ever since to hear some news about it.
Just over a week ago I got my Confirmation of Permanent Residency. Last night we bought my plane ticket. I’m going home on 19th June! Back to my wonderful girlfriend, our lovely pets and a country I adore.
It’s been a difficult time in England but I’ve got as much out of it as I can. One of the highlights of course has been spending time (and money…) at The Knit Studio which is one of the most gorgeous yarn stores in existence and full of lovely friendly people. I’ll remember it fondly. I’m still excited to get back to where I want to be and to the person I love!