You’ve met the man of your dreams. He is tall, blue-eyed, blonde (that was my case anyway). You two get along really well and one day, bang, he proposes. You two decide to get married but before you say ‘I do’, there is one massive fact to consider: the marriage visa. Well, that is if you are a foreigner from outside the EU marrying a British national anyway.
Happy Valentine’s everyone! I know this is a commercial date, but being the romantic person that I am, I still enjoy celebrating it and reminding myself (and my hubby) that we are together on this date. I love to see people walking on the streets with flower bouquets and holding hands with smiles on their faces (as if saying, let’s make tonight special in every single way, if you know what I mean). I do believe that people who make an effort to please the other half on Valentine’s, tend to be happier too.
I know I have been positive and almost all my posts have had a happy ending. However, it’s time for a reality check. Don’t worry, I am still happily married with the man of my dreams and absolutely loving motherhood. The only thing missing? That job that doesn’t feel like work because it’s so enjoyable and fulfilling. Don’t understand? Let me take you back to 2010.
I used to work as a TV reporter for a local news channel in my home city in Brazil. I used to love what I did and had potential to grow. Having to drop everything to move countries means that you are either going to start your career all over again or simply change everything and get a job in something totally different. That is if you don’t just decide to become a stay home mum. I am not ashamed to say that I am still trying to figure out what I am doing myself! But I know I am not the only one…