OT - I finally achieved a lifelong dream (serious - not clickbait)
3 years ago, nearly to the day, I found out that I was eligible to apply for citizenship recognition through Italy.
This morning at 1:45am I got my notice that I am officially an Italian citizen.
I've wanted to be "European" my entire life. I've always idolized Europe and have been a Europhile as long as I can remember. I've always been envious of anyone who lived abroad, held dual-citizenships, is bilingual or just generally could roam the continent freely.
I can't believe that this is real right now - it still feels like I'm just making it all up and someone's about to pop out to tell me I've been Pranked. I'm often envious of those of you outside the US on this board simply because you're not here and am where I yearn to be.
So thanks - I can't believe that because of this, it is that much more likely that I'll get to meet more of you in the actual flesh. You guys and gals brighten my life DAILY and I get excited when I realize it's been a few hours since I've checked in. Thanks for all your continuing support - expect the Mobile Music Minstrel to become that much more mobile in the future.
THIS THREAD IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. Please keep that shit out of this thread - I'm simply wanting to celebrate this achievement. My wife and I have been trying to move abroad for the last 5 years since my daughter was born - far longer than the current political climate here in the states. While it is true that the situation has certainly made the desire to leave that much stronger, you can debate the politics on the other threads all you want. Please keep it out of here.