So, yesterday, I decided to try applying for an Australian visa. It was a very foolish thing to have done, as I wasn't exactly prepared, but I'd read that some people got theirs back really quickly. I decided to just give it a try, and didn't really remember until the payment page that it would cost me $270 for this "whim." Of course, afterward, my stomach started tying itself in knots realizing what a dumb thing I'd done.
But at 2am this morning (Seattle time), they sent me an email saying my application was approved. I have been granted a one-year visa to enter Australian. I have 12 months to enter the country, then will have 12 months to stay in the country from that point. I kind of don't know how to feel about it, since I really wasn't prepared for it. I just started a new job that I really like, and I'm cringing at the thought of telling them, "Thanks for training me! I'm gonna take this knowledge somewhere else now!" But tickets are significantly cheaper if I fly in early June, and besides, I miss my man!! Sigh, decisions, decisions.