It’s not often I remember my dreams, but last night I had a really beautifully symbolic one.
There was this race to find a lost treasure through rough terrain, and Johan and I were partnered up. Instead of taking the flatter route everyone else was taking, we took a shortcut, which ultimately had more hills. This route took us to finding a lost treasure, but not the one we were supposed to be finding. We helped each other to the top of this cliff and we looked out, and it felt like we were on the top of the world. Whether or not the treasure we found was worth anything, it felt infinitely more valuable, like we couldn’t put a price tag on it. And isn’t that what love is about? Relationships can be hard, especially long distance ones… but some day (and it doesn’t matter how long it takes) the top of the mountain is reached, and it’s all worth it.
So, it’s been a while. Honestly, there hasn’t been much to report. It’s a waiting game, and it looks something like this every day:
But really. There’s not much to tell. Christmas was pretty lonely, but Skänninge missed out on having a white wonderland again, so I’m hoping this will be the year (third try lucky!). Mum and I spent most of December and January reminiscing about where we were a year ago and watching through the 8 hours of footage I edited onto 2 dvds. I’ve started a new job, Johan’s preparing to finish school in June, and we’re both hoping for a decision any day between now and May. Just this week someone received their decision and they applied shortly after us, which is exciting! Of course, there’s also the possibility that the decision doesn’t fall into the 13-14 month estimated time frame, either, but we’re living the hope that it will!
I’m starting to get frantic trying to organise some sightseeing for Johan when he comes to visit Australia for the first time (yes, he will see kangaroos and koalas :P), all the while looking up flights we can’t book yet and comparing prices we don’t have specific dates for. And the desire to pack has become so strong I’m surprised the suitcase isn’t sitting open on my bed right now.
As our decision draws close, we’re going to keep you updated on the whole moving process because it’s going to be a crazy ride and one thing that has helped us is hearing the advice and experiences from others! We hope to provide some to you, too. Until then!