So I have finally FINALLY got my shtuff together and have sent off the part one of my sponsorship application. "Why," you might ask, "has it taken you nearly six months to do it?" Well, there are a couple of reasons. First of all, I'm a bit of a shmuck when it comes to completing paperwork, which is why it took so long in the first place to get my dossier sent off. Secondly, I'm a little hopeless that my referral will in fact come anytime in the next several months. I'm thinking to myself that with the growing wait times, it'll be a holy miracle if I get it before Christmas this year. That'd put me at 13.5 months, which seems a little hopeful given the trends we've seen in the last several months. I am 32ish though on the Yahoo! group list of Waiting for Referrals under 18 months. So that's something. Of course, I know it is only a fraction of the waiters being represented there, and it seems every once in a while, a new one pops up ahead of me in line. Such is life. I'm trying not to be Debbie Downer and focus solely on this, and adopt the mantra, "It'll happen when it happens," but I'm discouraged of course. How can anyone not be when the timeline given at the start are so SO SOOOOO far from where they are now. Seriously.
Anyway. On an aside, I'm working my tail off to get my trailer ready for sale by next week. So I'm busy doing all the things that would have made my house exactly as I'd've love, and wondering why people seem to wait until they are on their way out before doing those sorts of things. Oh well. It's getting done, and there is a solid sense of satisfaction in working hard.
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