This is the official term of my legal status in the US. Sounds lovely, huh?
It always makes me think of little green men [or women] and X-Files :)
Yes, folks, it has been a whole year. Unbelievable, isn’t it?
I usually refuse to call it immigrating, because it sounds so permanent, but it is in fact the truth, because technically I am allowed to live here until the day I die.
If I think back to the days when I had to figure out which visa to get and for how long I was allowed to stay with my man, I am really relieved that those days are over and nobody can make me leave again.
I am also kind of glad that we decided to live in the US for now and deal with all the paperwork, because even if we decide to move back to Germany at some point, I won’t lose my GC as long as I enter the US at least once in any 12-months-period. Piece of cake! :) And also, gaining legal status in Germany will be much easier for J than it was for me to come here.
I’ve been through a lot of emotions this last year and I definitely do miss my sister, my parents, the rest of my family and my friends, but I know that I also had the once in a lifetime chance to come and live here and I am making the best of it :)
Happy Anniversary to me :)