YOU GUYS!!!! I cannot even believe I am finally writing this blog post. I GOT MY U.K. VISA AND I’M MOVING TO LONDON!! Welcome to the first of many blog posts that will live within what I’m calling the Moving To London series here on AlysonHaley.com. Within this series, over time, is where you can find anything you are wanting to know about this journey. I’m so excited to kickstart it with the most obvious way … celebrating the only thing that could make it possible: A VISA!
If you’ve followed me since 2016, then you know this has been something I’ve wanted since living there back then. And, if you haven’t, and you’re wondering where this is coming from … stop here and read THIS post to get caught up!
Instead of making this super lengthy, I thought I would make things short and sweet. Let’s be honest – I have a lot of things to get done in a short amount of time so I don’t have a lot of time to sit and write – as much as I’d like to, anyway! So, instead of written words and spilling all of my feelings, I’m sharing something else with you instead. PRESS PLAY!
I figured since I kept a lot of the nitty gritty [and, honestly, it was all SUPER boring stuff anyway lol] to myself for the entirety of this process, that it’d at least be super fun to bring you guys along on the last few weeks of the journey. So, this video takes you behind the scenes from the day I found out my paperwork was completely approved and ready to go. As you’ll see, there are still delays in the process, which has literally been a running theme throughout the ENTIRE process. For an impatient person, like myself, it was absolute torture but, if there’s one thing I learned, it was that it all truly does work out perfectly in the end. Really and truly. It made me remember why my life verse is Ecclesiastes 3:11 [“he has made everything beautiful in His time”]. It reminds me to remember it’s not about me and when I want something to happen. God’s so good in that His plan is better than the one we are creating in our minds. I know that’s SO so cliché but … it was just a thought. I’m sure I’ll share more with you guys soon but, leave me questions in the comments here on the blog or on YouTube and I’ll find a way to get back to them soon!
THANK YOU to the ends of the Earth if you have ever prayed for this journey. I know it contributed to it all coming to fruition. xo.