excerpt of what my mom wrote while i was in detainment:
"Basically she got intimidated by the iimmigration officer after being put in a different line because s...he was staying (barely) over 90 days. And she told them she was going to be an Au Pair for minimal amount. JOB ~ no visa = red flag = let's meet our quota! (We had been told 6 months was max for a student on a holiday.) They detained her in a place called Tinsley house,google it & you will see not exactly inviting!
There were MANY mistakes made on behalf of their protocol which we will have to address. But for now we just want her back on USA soil."
i'm willing to share, because obviously, not all that happened was spoken about when i recorded that. i'm an open book, so just shoot me an email if you'd like (l.nicolephotos(at)gmail(dot)com).
posting will resume, but i will tell you that i'm seriously considering writing more, personal issues and opinions, than before. and it may not all be positive either. a good friend told me the other night that i very well may be depressed or have some form of it; and i honestly believe it to be true. but i'm not that kind of person and will strive not to be, just so down all the time. i've had friends who've never come out of depression or seen how long it takes and i just don't know how long i can stand to not be happy, it's not a life choice i'll be right/good with.
but life isn't good or fair all the time, i know that, of course. and some of you might not get it or think i'm being completely ridiculous or...something. but i have friends, amazing ones, who've tried to and have somewhat convinced me that i'm not being selfish or acting out of turn with my feelings and thoughts right now. so, while i adore my lovely readers, YOU; this is my space and where my heart and soul will pour into and this whole ordeal is going to change my way of blogging from now on. i've decided that, just now, yes.
so, i hope that, while my life as of late has been scary, unsure, depressing and has rattled my emotional well-being, i do so, so hope that YOU ALL have been having a wonderful life and it's been fulfilling your being and soul to it's very limit,
love and tears,