The Scamp Cries in Portugal

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.


  1. Sang · June 11, 2015

    I think the best thing for you to do is hang out in the area for another month. Relax at the beaches in San Sebastien, study some Kabbalah in Gerona, then, head to Pamplona for San Fermin!

    • erranteditor · June 12, 2015

      You know, that sounds like an amazing idea. If my job keeps giving me fits, then I just might do that

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