56 minutes ago
"Reflection after rejection."
Surfing this wave of emotion since my passport was rejected last week for my trip to Bali has taught me much besides the obvious of taking better care of it.
What was intended as a trip for @abt_ni_sha and I to meet up after many months apart and develop our long distance relationship and to see @mr_and_ms_sweet_steve, ended up in disappointment, a rollercoaster of emotions and ultimately lessons learnt.
I have not formally introduced Nisha yet and wanted to wait till we are in person again but when you have to phone call someone you care about much, knowing they are excited and expecting to see you soon, during there layover in Singapore that you won't be joining them, well that might just be one of the most heart wrenching things I've ever experienced.
I did everything in my power to get a new passport sorted, I instantly flew to Sydney and went to the Canadian Consulate but getting a new one while in Australia takes weeks and Bali doesn't accept the quick issued temporary passports either. If there's any silver lining, it's that we ended up coming out of this experience stronger and closer together, regardless of the physical distance between us.
An issue like this would challenge and test any relationship, especially in the early stages and that's exactly what it did. It exposed any insecurities, made us feel so many different emotions, made it all so real and in doing so, made us closer. When you have two people willing to give, fight and put in the effort for each other no matter the obstacles that life throws at you and to come out of it with more strength and wisdom looking positively to the future, well thats a powerful force to be reckoned with and a solid foundation to building a loving, long-lasting relationship.
I'm incredibly proud of us @abt_ni_sha and I will see you soon in India!
Shoutout to @b_thxnyrw and her roomie for the company and letting me stay at there beautiful home in Sydney. at Sydney, Australia