Exciting News*

I Finally Did It*

Today I crossed something off my to-do list that I have been meaning to do for years.

I finally applied for a passport.

This may sound like something small and silly to you, but it has been on my to-do list and has literally been staring me in the face for years.

This is my kitchen whiteboard. As you can see, I missed my most recent deadline for this goal by a few days weeks months. Before this most recent change, that goal sat on that board for two years.

*bows head in shame*

I don’t know what took me so long, I suppose it was because I knew we didn’t have any definite travel plans in the immediate future. Then, knowing that I didn’t have a passport prevented me from making any.

Vicious, vicious cycle.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I just decided to git’er done. I carted Ruby off to Walmart to get our photos done, got our references and guarantors in order, and today we trekked down to the office to submit them. After a 10 minute wait and a few signatures, we were on our way.

And our pretty passports will arrive in two weeks.

(Well, Ruby’s photo is pretty. Mine, not so much. I had my hair up and look like I’m either losing it completely or just had the worst buzz cut known to man. It’s kinda funny. haha)

I feel… good. It was just one of those things that I’ve had at the back of my mind forever and I just never seemed to get to it. I love that it’s done, and that now I can travel!

And let’s be honest, now I can shop. Target isn’t arriving in Canada for another 6 – 8 months, so now I can jump across the boarder and buy me some shoes.


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  • Ruthanne

    Oh, to live in a world where I didn’t need a passport. ;). My passport and my US residency card are my most prized documents; they keep me legal.

  • Karen Peterson

    Hooray! I LOVE having a passport. Even though I haven’t used it much, I love knowing it’s there and that I can leave the country anytime I darned well please.

  • Mrs. Match

    Fun! I have had my passport for a few years, but I have yet to venture ANYWHERE. But having the passport is the first step right? Here’s hoping you get to travel soon!