Long time no hear. Last time I promised to update more, but somehow I got busy again (working close to full-time) and before I knew it’s the last day of the year 2017. I know I have some followers who have been reading my blogs regularly (thank you!), so I didn’t want to leave 2017 without a last blog that sums up my year. Also to catch you all up on my life outside the world wide web.
Enjoy, and see you next blog soon (yes yes, I know I keep saying that…)
From Seoul to Groningen
The biggest change of 2017 must have been moving away from Seoul, a big bubbly city, to the Netherlands, living in a small town in the Groningen province. Also I have lived with Shaun and suddenly I am back living with my parents, to save money as well as waiting for the visa process.
The plus side is that I get to save money and eat delicious homemade food that I missed during my time abroad, but the down part is I am apart from Shaun for a long period of time. Ofcourse we had this before but still, it’s not fun.
Work work work work work
My goal was to find work and within a few weeks I was hired as F&B Breakfast employee in a 4-star hotel in Groningen city. I’m most comfortable working in tourism or food&beverage industry, so I was happy to find something I like. I was hired to work parttime, but within a few weeks I got more hours as well as responsibility. In November I got a contract extension of a year so my income (aka saving up!) is more secure.
I still need to post a blog about our K1 visa procedure (promise, next blog post for sure!), but since writing this blog, we are now waiting for 97 days since our I-129F submission. There has been a big delay at USCIS, average waiting time is around 180-200 days until we get NOA2. So yeah, we’re supposedly halfway the waiting time. I hope our visa is finished by June, so I can immigrate in July and get married in August!
Goals for 2018
For next year my goals are very simple: saving up, moving, reunite, and continue life as Mrs. Devoy! I can’t wait to be able to celebrate every holiday with my loved one and start an exciting adventure together.
Even though this is a short update, you get to know how life is treating me. I hope to pick up blogging soon. That should also be one of my goals, start blogging again haha. For now, happy new year and see you in 2018!