Slowly… but surely. It’s been a bit of a scramble here in Tampa the past couple of weeks. Preparing has been an adventure on its own. Yesterday, I returned from Tallahassee, my state capitol; I went to get my fingerprints and background check taken care of. Now, I wait for my documents to be returned from the Apostille.
** Quick tip: when dropping off your information for the background check, you can find a local service to pick up your background information and get all the notarizing done and sent diretly back to you. The Apostille service I found: Capital Connections, was supper reliant and now I can have everything done at once.
For the most part, I feel like I have everything put together for my appointment at the Consulate this August. I have faith in the process and know everything is falling into place, so for now, just going to continue to stay on top of my paperwork and enjoy the time I have left here with my family and friends before I go.
Additionally, I feel reassured by my new friends from the program every day, which is helpful. We have been using Facebook and specific groups to get to know each other, or find housing and roomies. It is nice to have an open forum for the group to ask questions, socialize, and share the same excitement of moving abroad!
Well, that's it for now!