Dare I say… it’s finally happening? | Migration Tales

Dare I say... it's finally happening? | Migration Tales

It has been a while since I wrote about our migration. Truth be told, I’ve just not had anything new to say and I’m fairly certain you’re bored out of your damn mind reading about my struggles with Home Affairs. BUT it seems that for once, I have good news!

We were supposed to go to court on Tuesday but Home Affairs couldn’t get their act together (surprise) and they asked for a postponement until Thursday. On Wednesday, the state’s attorney informed my lawyer that they will not be opposing my case and just ask that we give them till mid May (the 15th to be exact). Interestingly enough, we have been waiting sine January 26th for them to “check my records for my place of birth” but “the archives couldn’t find anything.

As if by magic, they managed to find my record in ONE day within the court date. Interesting don’t you think? Seems it wasn’t as complicated as they have been going on and yes, yes I was actually born in Swaziland. Hello? I’ve been saying that for over a decade?!


Yesterday a judge of the high court signed an order stating that I WILL have my ID and my passport in my hands on or before this date!

I am trying REALLY hard not to be overly excited.

I am trying REALLY hard not to think everything will just work out now but I really feel like a court order is for real and not even Home Affairs can ignore a signed order bestowed upon them by a judge.

Have you any experience with a government department not delivering on a court order? Or maybe you got an order and they DID deliver? Please help set my mind at ease.

My husband has already planned our going away party – and invited everyone – and basically packed his suitcase.

Meanwhile, I’m on the fence. I’m not sure how to react.

I don’t really know if I should be packing up or if I should be cautious.

[bctt tweet=”Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ― Aristotle” username=”tyrannyofpink”]

Once bitten twice shy?

Dare I say... it's finally happening? | Migration Tales

Last year, we had planned everything – we were leaving early December and we sold half our stuff to make sure that was happening!! And then everything fucked out and suddenly we were left like sitting ducks.

I HATE that feeling of not knowing what I’m doing. That limbo feeling I’ve become all too familiar with since deciding a year ago to move to New Zealand. I can’t even begin to explain how frustrating it has all been.

I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel and I just want someone to tell me “it’s going to be alright, everything is going to go as planned and it’s okay to feel like this really is finally happening this time”

You know? 


“We often confuse what we wish for with what is.”
― Neil GaimanMirrorMask



  • ChevsLife
    22nd April 2018

    Start packing! Adventure and excitement awaits, there’s been enough delays ?

    • TyrannyofPink
      23rd April 2018

      You’re right, there have been enough delays and it really feels like this time it’s different! xox

  • Melissa Javan
    20th April 2018

    I would feel the same as you – I’d be ready to go only once I have my documents in my hands. But hey, that’s what husbands do, they stay optimistic, which helps us too. Yes to partying!

    • TyrannyofPink
      Melissa Javan
      20th April 2018

      Problem is, there’s SO much to do and so little time that if I do nothing, I’m outta time when it finally happens. Rock and a bloody hard place!!

      • Diana Studer
        20th April 2018

        Pack. Cautiously.
        It does sound like the first step on your way!

        • TyrannyofPink
          Diana Studer
          23rd April 2018

          Thanks Diana! It feels like it too, for the first time!

  • Tamarah
    20th April 2018

    Fingers crossed!

  • Debs
    20th April 2018

    I will be holding thumbs that this is your time. xxx

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