My work permit arrived after Christmas so I can now work in the USA!!!!
I can’t tell you how good it feels to have this little card in my hands finally. It took four months to come, and I was starting to think it would never arrive but it’s here. My life in the US feels more real now, and I can look forward to what 2015 might bring!
For the two years I lived in India, my visa forbid me to work. It’s a very strange thing to go from working full time and running a business to suddenly not being able to work. During those two years I put a lot of effort into keeping my UK business running remotely, I travelled back to Bristol each season to style clients and when I wasn’t doing that I was volunteering and enjoying the luxury of being able to do all the things I hadn’t had time to do in the past like photography, designing and crafting. I was busy and I was loving it but I spent a lot of time worrying about my business and hoping that I’d be able to pick up where I left off when we returned home.
That hasn’t happened and that’s fine. In truth, I think that a move back home might have felt a little boring compared to what we’d been doing those past two years. A move to the USA has brought new and exciting challenges. A lot has changed in my life since we left the UK for India and it feels right to be starting again in a new city with new opportunities.
I’ve been running my styling business in the UK for over 6 years now, and have decided to bring it across the pond to Pittsburgh. It’s not going to be easy, it amounts to starting again, but it feels good to be running it full time in person again.
This is happening.