Time for Green Card renewal. Quite a process. Yikes!

Hi Accented family.

It has come to that time in my journey where my ADHD really has to take over…meaning hyperfocusing on my alien resident green card application renewal process.

It will be ten years of living in the U.S as a lawful permanent resident in July 2018. Time has flown by so quickly since I’ve moved here, but if there was ever a time where I would need to count on things to work perfectly, it would be now. Filing a green card renewal application when your expiration date is July, is no joke. It takes 4 to 6 months for an application to process and I only had just begun to work on it. $730 would seem like the amount it would cost to buy a reliable second hand car, but no. It’s how much it costs for the entire green card renewal process.

$190 for the application start up process. $455 for transfer costs and $85 to have my fingerprints taken. Apart from all this I have utilities and rent to take care of. Usually this would overwhelm me to the point of numbness. Well, it still is overwhelming, but taking care of my daily morning ritual and writing things down to focus on it 20 minutes at a time, helps me so much. I’m literally smiling just thinking about it. Initially when thinking about my overwhelmed situation, it evokes a sense of panick, but knowing how to get over it and actually doing it has become my savior. 

So for anyone out there who has some form of mental or physical challenge, find out what it is you can do to overcome those challenges in times of need. You’ll be amazed what you can achieve by just spending a little bit of time thinking about solutions.

The Accented Guy.                                      Quinnie


ADD/ADHD vs Society vs Me: Transcendentally present in the real world.

SURVIVAL OF THE QUIRKIEST: How to use ADD/ADHD in times of desperation.


Published by Quinton R

AUTHOR BIO It's a tree with a chair on top and Jesus is balancing the chair while a black cat is charging at Jesus. This is how Quinton remembers phone numbers. Friend: "So when you get to Rice Street, you need to turn left". Quinton: "Ok, give me a second to memorize that. Yes, I can see mice all over that street eating at the rice, hence the street name. The mice are all leaning to the left and at the same time they have tattoos on their foreheads that reads "L" for loser. Oh, and they're sad, because they are all losers" Quinton is a South African native who literally is a "Jack of all Trades". Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1977 during Apartheid. His ADHD as a child has helped him to early on in his life figure out how to think and do things the unconventional way without him knowing it was actually a very unusual way. He had a fairly good childhood upbringing according to himself. He couldn't understand why he wasn't suppose to interact with "white" people during that time, but that didn't deter him from asking questions and being inquisitive. He had built bikes so he could do stunts, learned how to juggle, taught himself to be a gymnast, studied the tennis pro's by meticulously copying every single move they made, played amateur soccer and held the highest record among his friends for tapping a football over a thousand times in one take, co founded an a Capella group called Young Ambition where he was the lead singer, was a stand up comedian for 6 months, annoyed his teachers at school, was the life of the party everywhere he went, toured the U.S, got married to an American, had two daughters, got divorced after 11 years and currently an online entrepreneur. Oh, he also created online YouTube music, calls himself "The Accented Guy" and taught himself to play the keyboards, became a skilled jazz musician, because his voice started giving in. He's played with well known bands all over town and in other states. He experimented using Jazz to incorporate it into heavy metal, rock, European progressive classical music etc. and also studied languages whereby his goal is to speak Spanish fluently by the end of 2017

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