The two weeks while Emma was here just flew bye so quickly. We did so much sightseeing which was great. The juggle with the kids was exhausting but a lot of fun. We both on the last night Emma was here attended our cousins wedding. We had a ball and were quite overwhelmed with the fact that we were with our cousins whom we had not seen since we were all kids.
Isabel and I went to JFK to see Emma off the day she left and it was very emotional. Until then I had not felt homesick whatsoever. After Emma left and we returned home for the first time I felt it. It was not so much home but my sister I missed. I was pretty down for a few days after. I do think that skype has helped me cope with things. The fact you can actually see someone when you speak helps a lot with the fact we are so apart geographically.
About a week after Emma left I finally got my work permit. I had applied for it three months ago and that is how long it takes. Up to then I really have had no desire to work. For the first time since having kids I love the fact it’s all about them. Don’t get me wrong I love my “days off” however it’s lovely to be able to relax and just enjoy them. I know they will not be this young forever and especially with Annika who has not started school yet. However since getting this work permit I have been thinking about maybe doing some part-time work.
After you receive this EAD (work permit) you can apply for a social security number. They are very handy to have so I went ahead and applied for it. Since then I am on a mission to get a job. I really don’t know what I want to do however not a lot is “Mom Friendly” here. So I am looking for something that can give me a work/life balance that is a top priority for both Hugo and myself.
I would love to experience what it’s like to work here and to get to know people this way? I have this once in a life time opportunity and I don’t want to let it go by. I know thousands would love to have the opportunity to work here in the USA and I have it. I am so glad I am old and wise as I am able to truly appreciate this once in a lifetime opportunity. Will keep you all posted on the job front.