Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SpiritAlight

New Year's Resolutions

24 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Dear Wonder-Full VJers,

Here I go...in no particular order...

I resolve to:

1. be in alignment with myself

2. stop arguing

3. take the high road

4. create more joy

5. find something to be passionate about again...AND take action!

:star:


SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

I'm not sure how I feel about New Year's resolutions. I've been thinking about that a lot this morning. I seem to pick something that is always so difficult to stick to, like a diet or an exercise regime. It also never fails that I miss a day at the gym or I screw up a meal and I'm off the wagon and the resolution goes out the door. So this year, I don't think I'll be making that resolution. Instead, I think I'll just make a resolution to be HAPPY this year.

Yup, you heard it here first! Me, who is typically a NOT happy or positive person is resolving to make this next year happy and positive. I figure all good things follow after that, including my diet! :P So here's to no griping, no negative thinking, and a positive outlook on life!

On a side note, is it sad that I have to concentrate on being happy? Isn't that supposed to happen by itself?


October 2006- Met Taktyx playing the World of Warcraft

I-129F

September 26, 2007- I-129F Package sent by courier to CSC

September 28, 2007- Received at CSC

October 29, 2007- NOA1 hardcopy arrives!

February 5, 2008- NOA2!

April 23, 2008- Medical

April 22, 2008- Interview!

April 26, 2008- POE Edmonton

June 5, 2008- Legal wedding

October 11, 2008- Wedding ceremony with family

AOS

December 6, 2008- AOS package mailed

December 8, 2008- Package received

December 15, 2008- Check cashed! WOOHOO!

December 22, 2008- All 3 NOA1's received

January 5, 2009- I-485 transferred to CSC. Here's hoping for no interview!

January 14, 2009- Biometrics

February 23, 2009- EAD and AP received in the mail, dated Feb 14th.

April 23, 2009- Welcome to the United States Letter arrives. Card to follow.

June 1, 2009- GC received in mail. Approval date 04/09/09

Done with USCIS until 04/2011!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm not sure how I feel about New Year's resolutions. I've been thinking about that a lot this morning. I seem to pick something that is always so difficult to stick to, like a diet or an exercise regime. It also never fails that I miss a day at the gym or I screw up a meal and I'm off the wagon and the resolution goes out the door. So this year, I don't think I'll be making that resolution. Instead, I think I'll just make a resolution to be HAPPY this year.

Yup, you heard it here first! Me, who is typically a NOT happy or positive person is resolving to make this next year happy and positive. I figure all good things follow after that, including my diet! :P So here's to no griping, no negative thinking, and a positive outlook on life!

On a side note, is it sad that I have to concentrate on being happy? Isn't that supposed to happen by itself?

You show wisdom beyond your years ATeam.

Joy is the start of everything.

It will go click click click, as soon as joy is allowed in one's life.

I wish you and all eternal happiness.

May we all feel it...often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:star:

Note added: as far as how does happiness happen?

Seriously, we all get to choose.

I am having a challenging time with this from time to time, AND I have seen it in practice in myself and others.

Hence...

CHOOSE, BABY!

:dance:

Edited by SpiritAlight

SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

I just want to be APPROVED already !!! brrrrrrrrr :girlwerewolf2xn::girlwerewolf2xn::girlwerewolf2xn:

God Luck to all !! :thumbs:


I-130 re-submitted 05-22-2009

June 3rd 2009 - Rec Hardcopy NOA 1

June 5th 2009 - Touched

August 21 2009 - Touched

August 24 2009 - APPROVED - NOA 2

Sept 1st 2009 - NVC Rec - Case # assigned

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Timeline

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year 2009, Everyone!!! May your New Year be a happy and healthy one, indeed!

Thanks SpiritAlight for starting this new message thread about New Year’s Resolutions too.

As I also mentioned before in the following VJ message thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=169390

For 2009, I hope to have the following issues "resolved":

-Get my 10yr Green Card in July 2009, that I've been waiting since August 2008 for!

-Have a healthy and happy Baby in July 2009!

-Apply for the N-400 US Citizenship in August 2009, and hope to get afterwards in 2010.

Lol...I guess I can forget about the "weight loss" resolution this year, as I have to "gain weight" (20-30 lbs) for 2009!

So what are your New Year's Resolutions? And what do you hope to have "resolved" in 2009?

All the best in the New Year! Good luck on the rest of your immigration journeys too.

Ant (Still waiting at the VSC, Still waiting for Baby...)


**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Timeline

I made a resolution about a decade ago to not make anymore New Year's resolutions. Its the only one I've ever been able to stick to :P

Happy New Year. :D


divorced - April 2010 moved back to Ontario May 2010 and surrendered green card

PLEASE DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL ME. I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT CURRENT US IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our collective mantra:

Joy permeates through every cell of my being.

"They" say that if you say something (affirm) to yourself every day for 30 days straight, something in your brain's biochemistry changes.

Hence, you manifest your new reality!

Or in lay people speak: the change you desire sets in.

(F):D(F)


SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Thanks Spirit! I'm always looking for a phrase that's easy to remember that I can affirm to myself every day. Now it's a matter of following through! I think I'm going to write it out and post it throughout the house where I'll see it and say it!


October 2006- Met Taktyx playing the World of Warcraft

I-129F

September 26, 2007- I-129F Package sent by courier to CSC

September 28, 2007- Received at CSC

October 29, 2007- NOA1 hardcopy arrives!

February 5, 2008- NOA2!

April 23, 2008- Medical

April 22, 2008- Interview!

April 26, 2008- POE Edmonton

June 5, 2008- Legal wedding

October 11, 2008- Wedding ceremony with family

AOS

December 6, 2008- AOS package mailed

December 8, 2008- Package received

December 15, 2008- Check cashed! WOOHOO!

December 22, 2008- All 3 NOA1's received

January 5, 2009- I-485 transferred to CSC. Here's hoping for no interview!

January 14, 2009- Biometrics

February 23, 2009- EAD and AP received in the mail, dated Feb 14th.

April 23, 2009- Welcome to the United States Letter arrives. Card to follow.

June 1, 2009- GC received in mail. Approval date 04/09/09

Done with USCIS until 04/2011!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd best do the very same!

:blush:

I will write a whack of my favourite expressions and post them around for full visual rememberance.

Is that not a word?

Hahahaha!

:star:


SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish I had written this, although it is in the male view point.

It's brilliant!!! A kind of anti-resolution thingie.

I love this guy....Velcrow Ripper, a filmmaker from B.C. I recently saw "Scared Sacred" and absolutely loved it.

Check out his blog, appropriately called, New Years' Evolution:

http://www.fiercelove.org/

:star:


SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Get healthier.

2. Get health insurance somehow.

3. Become more secure in Réjean's and my marriage (I haven't adjusted to this very well... *sigh*).

4. Spoil my rats.

5. Stay in touch with people.

6. Advance in my job and/or at least manage to keep it.

7. Keep the house reasonably clean.

8. Pay off my approximately $1,300 chiropractor bill.

9. Put a minimum of $1,000 into savings.

10. Update my journal more often.

Yeah, that should do it...


08/25/06 - 08/08/07 - K1 timeframe from mailing the petition to the NSC to K1 approval at the Montréal Consulate

08/31/07 - Réjean makes the big move to the USA

09/22/07 - MARRIED!

10/09/07 - Réjean gets his SSN

Adjustment of status:

10/26/07 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/07 - Biometrics appointment

12/14/07 - I-485 transferred to the California Service Center

12/28/07 - EAD approved!

01/07/08 - EAD received

02/08/08 - GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!!!!

02/16/08 - Green card received!

*headdesk*:

01/02/09 - Réjean loses his wallet containing his drivers license, Social Security card, and green card

02/04/09 - Our best friends bail us out by giving us the money to file for the replacement green card!

02/12/09 - E-filed I-90 for the replacement green card along with the $370 filing fee (including biometrics)

02/19/09 - NOA1

02/25/09 - Biometrics appointment

05/01/09 - Replacement green card received

Removal of conditions:

01/07/10: Mailed I-751 packet by overnight mail to the CSC

01/11/10: I-751 packet delivered and signed for

01/19/10: Received NOA1

01/28/10: Biometrics (did walk-in due to Réjean being out on the road on original date of 02/10/10)

02/03/10: APPROVED!!!

02/05/10: Received e-mail from USCIS saying the card production has been ordered

02/06/10: Received letter typed on plain paper from USCIS congratulating Réjean on his removal of conditions approval

02/11/10: Green card received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For 2009 I have decided to work on my inner peace and happiness... too much stress in 2007 (immigration) and 2008 (work and marriage)

So to reach my goal here's my resolutions

- Be a better listener to my husband and open my eyes when he is there for me rather than pushing him away

- Try to let things not bother me so much (because I am an emotional person) at work, not take stuff personnal even though it "kinda" is, my workplace feels like a kindergarden most of the time and it gets to me

- Try to take a better care of myself, more rest, better food, more exercise, to feel better and have more energy

I think that's good enough ;)


3dflagsdotcom_usa_2faws.gif+3dflags-canqc1-1.gif3Dflags

Removal of Conditions: GC received on 09/17/2009

Application to replace permanent resident cards filed 3/30/2019 (I-90)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...