My Dream Country
I’m sharing my unbelievable story with you so that you can spread hope and joy to those who need it most.
I am from Canada but I have been living in Australia on and off for the past nine years. It is my dream country and the only reason I kept leaving was because of visa restrictions. I was able to apply for every temporary visa under the sun but could never get myself a permanent one, since those visas are incredibly tricky to get.
I even studied to be a teacher in Australia so I could migrate there permanently since that profession was in demand, but as soon as I finished teacher’s college, primary teaching was removed from Australia’s skills shortage list. I was upset but not devastated since I still qualified for a working holiday visa.
I moved to Sydney on that visa where I worked as a substitute teacher for two years. I had a dream life living at Manly Beach and wanted more than anything to live there permanently. I dated guys and told them right off the bat that I needed someone to marry me so I could stay in Sydney forever (they ran for the hills)! 😉
I tried to get sponsored from different jobs, no one would sponsor me. I didn’t have any more options.
I was forced to leave the city and the country I adored where I made a lot of friends who became much closer to me then my friends in Canada. I was forced to leave the ocean that I surfed in every day, and a job that I loved and that paid very well. The sunshine, the lifestyle, and the happiness I felt, it was all being taken away from me by circumstances beyond my control.
I returned to Canada and fell into a horrible depression. Nothing was working for me in my home country and I knew with all of my heart that it was NOT where I was meant to be.
My friends, although I still love them, had all moved on with their lives in a way that I couldn’t relate to. My mother resented me moving back in with her and we fought constantly. I got a job full of very negative and unsupportive people that made daily life almost unbearable.
I just wanted to go back to Australia but there seemed to be no possible way for me to do that, apart from saving up twenty thousand dollars to go back there on another student visa, but that would take YEARS at the rate I was going. And I was already thirty-two. In short, my dream seemed impossible. I gave in to the fact that it was not going to happen for me. Even though I technically gave up, I still pictured my life there, but just stopped obsessing about how I would get there.
In other words, I let go.
While all of this was happening in my life, my very best friend who I lived with in Sydney, who is also Canadian, met an Australian guy on a random trip to Nicaragua, fell in love with him, and was able to migrate to Australia on a partner visa. If that wasn’t bad enough, THREE of my Australian ex-boyfriends moved to Canada to be with their Canadian girlfriends while I was in my funk. I know that sounds ridiculously made up, but it was true. I knew about it because of Facebook and could hardly believe it myself.
It felt like Australia was being cruelly rubbed in my face. Everyone else was able to just get permanent residency without any issues and I couldn’t. Canadian girls were getting partner visas with my ex-boyfriends! My best friend got a partner visa through a vacation fling for crying out loud!
Through a complete coincidence, (that came about when I suddenly had a positive outlook on life again but which I will not explain here since it’s a whole other story of its own), I discovered that my profession had been added to the Consolidated Skilled Occupation list for Australia. That meant that I could apply to certain states to sponsor me through my profession to enable me to migrate to Australia on a special visa!!! The visa was a direct permanent residency visa that could be granted while I was in Canada. I had no idea such a thing even existed.
I was so beside myself with happiness that I burst into tears of disbelief as I read the visa description online. I went to bed that night and experienced the same euphoria again the next day when I woke up, after having Googled all the information again just to be sure it wasn’t just a dream. It was true! The visa really existed!
I researched and researched for weeks to find out what documents I had to collect and the steps I had to take to apply for the visa. I didn’t have the funds to hire a migration lawyer so I had to make sure I did everything correctly.
It was a very long process but I knew in my heart from the very beginning that it was my visa. Whenever doubtful thoughts about the visa popped into my mind, and it happened often, I squashed them immediately. I knew I belonged in Australia and even though it seemed entirely impossible, God showed me it was indeed possible and He showed me a way that I didn’t even know existed before! I had no way of knowing about this special visa and because of the coincidental way I discovered it I know it was God who made the visa possible for me.
After three very long months of collecting the required documents I was finally able to apply for my permanent residency visa.
And against ALL odds, you are probably not surprised to hear, the visa was granted! My impossible dream came true!
I just want to take this opportunity to thank God for making it possible for me, since God is the one I was tapping into when using the Law of Attraction. I also want to thank Rhonda for encouraging everyone to find God through the Law of Attraction. “Through God, anything is possible.”
ASK, BELIEVE and RECEIVE. Those are words from the bible. Follow those simple rules and watch your dreams come true.
P.S When the state had informed me that my application had been received and that it would be assessed soon, I made a vision board featuring myself enjoying life in Australia. I also packed all my bags and gave away things that I wouldn’t be taking to Australia with me. I acted as if the visa had already been granted and it was granted within 5 days of doing that! :D.