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
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