I’m on vacation. I should be writing about all of the wonderful things I am doing and seeing, but I got an email from the school in Scotland that they put a hold on my admittance because the visa was not completed. This comes after the government told me that I could apply for the visa from Scotland.
The worst part of this is that my supervisor emailed me to let me know….not the admittance office. Now, if I do not get it sorted out before the 21st, I will have to return to the States until I can get the visa sorted.
I cried in a hotel hallway today. The tour guide for the trip saw me, and my parental units tried to calm me down, but I am so frustrated with the process, and so frustrated with the fact that I have to do everything the hard way. I wanted the process to be easy. Now, I might have to cancel the conference booking, and a lot of my stuff is already on the way to Scotland as I type this. I’m a mess. A hot freaking mess. I do not want to be a mess. I want to be enjoying my vacation and writing about everything that is going on here.
I hate paperwork, and I hate bureaucracy.