Wednesday, September 25, 2013

So Busy

      I have been at my new awesome job for almost 3 weeks. We are super busy with deadlines one minute. the next, it is really quiet. My job seems like the actual immigration process. One moment, you are running around trying to get everything you need for an application package. Then, you are just sitting waiting on USCIS. I love the job. I have my little moments of jealousy whens someone gets approved, but they are overridden by happiness for the clients. These people have been waiting so long on an approval that decides their future, and they deserve it so much. I know I shouldn't be jealous at all, but I can't help, but feel some. They have what I want so bad, their husband or wife coming home to them with a visa. I know one day soon it will be our turn. After the moment of jealousy passes, I am super excited for them and full of hope for us. Every approval is just one application closer to our approval.

     I did talk to the attorneys about me getting off to go spend Christmas with my husband. They told me yes, but I will need to be available to answer the phone some. I will be transferring the calls to my Skype number and basically taking messages and setting up appointments a few hours during the week.

      We have started the immigration process. Unfortunately, the I-130 processing time frame is 11 months at the moment. Hopefully, they can get them processed quicker, though.

       The kids are doing great in school. They are adjusting really well to being back in public school. Their grades started out a little low, but are getting back to the normal A's & B's they used to always get.

       I am so busy! I am working 2 jobs and going to school!! It is seriously exhausting, but t is the only option at this moment. I leave my house at 7:30 every morning, get home at 5:00 in the evening, study for a about 30 minutes to an hour, and start teaching English with the company I have been with for almost 2 years now. I try to work at most 5 hours on weekend days to give me time with the kids. Even with working 2 jobs, I am still broke. Immigration and supporting 2 households is expensive!! Miguel is working in Mexico, but as most of you know the Mexican salary is very low. I make more at one of my jobs in a day than he makes in a week working 50 hours. So, for us to be able to keep our house to have somewhere to go when we are there, I have to send him money. He tries to limit his spending and doesn't ask me for money, I send it to him because I know how expensive it was when we were there. I know that just the basics are more then what he makes. Some people will judge me for sending him money, but we do what is best for us.

      As for our relationship issues, we are working through them. Things are so much better now. I now feel confident that though we are separated by something that we wish we could change, our love and relationship is strong enough to make it. All it takes is communication and we have started communicating so much more and better.

     I will try to post again soon! I am so busy, it is hard to find time to.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

EEEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!! I Got the Job!!!

        I am so happy right now! I am in school to be a paralegal. When I started last year, my goal was to work in immigration law.

       Well, I saw a posting Craigslist last week for an entry level paralegal at get this, an immigration law firm!! I sent in my resume and they called me in for an interview. They told me they would be making a decision yesterday. 6:00PM rolled around and no phone call so I thought I didn't get the job. Well, at around 6:45 I got the call!! She told me to be there Friday at 10:00AM!! I can't believe I actually got the job!!

       During my interview, they asked why immigration law. I told them about my husband. They asked me a few questions. Then, they told me they had the perfect defense plan for our case! I am super ecstatic!!

      The firm I am working for is Chavarro & Gorinshtyen