Visa Process for Shanghai = More difficult than the process for Sichuan + Pandemic Restrictions!
Finally good news in the Very-Alt Universe of Chinese Work Visas: I found a good visa agent.
Some of the document requirements changed and I wasn't aware of this until a few days ago, so I have to get another background check, but I can get that done through Colorado and have it apostilled here as well. Once I receive this and and the other apostilled certificate I'm waiting on back from the Colorado Secretary of State, I'll send both to the visa agency in Austin... then ...
I'll be teaching a completely new-to-me curriculum based on the UK's Design Thinking/Technology curriculum. Luckily for me, it's simply a version of project-based learning with a focus on science, reading, and art with the goal of creating compassionate global citizens who utilize critical-thinking skills in day-to-day life (the PERFECT fit for me!!).
For today, I'm just gonna do what I can do and try to be less anxious about this process. I will get my background check process started, send that paperwork of to the Secretary of State, run some errands, and prepare to leave for my next house sit in the San Juan Mountains of SoCo. I depart on Saturday for another 7-hour, twisty-turny, s-curve drive south. In the meantime, I will try to maintain what little sanity and the keep-on-keepin-on-ness determination that I have left.
It's stressful AF but I'm doing the best I can!
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