28 June 2012

Nomad Yet Again

So, it's the middle of summer, and things are changing here. It's these combinations of things that makes me feel like I am yet again, a turtle, getting ready to pack up my stuff, and leave, move to someplace else, but the problem is, at this point, I have no idea where to yet.

So my lease from my apartment expires soon. As my current lease runs on a yearly basis, I didn't renew it. Hence, I am moving out. However, I don't think I would be able to find a place that would let me live there just for a couple of months. Hence, I am moving in with a friend, temporarily. The idea is that I will be rooming with a friend until I leave the area for good. And based on how it looks, I am setting a deadline for myself, I will be here in Buffalo until October at the latest.

See, my student visa stipulates that I can legally stay in the United States while I am a student. Once I graduate, I have 60 days to leave, that is, unless I change my status to something else. Since I am scheduled to confer on September 1, I have 60 days from that point to leave the country. Hence, I am working under the assumption that I will be here until October at the latest.

Now, what if I get a job here in the USA? Well, that needs an adjustment of status. That will change things, but until I get a firm offer, I won't even think of that option. We'll cross the bridge when we get there.

So yeah, at this point, I am boxing my stuff, with the intention of shipping them to someplace else, although at this point, the destination is still unknown. Of course, once things get settled, I will let people know here.

(The Podium, from my Temple Emanu-El Series)


  1. Wow, that's stuff! 60 days to leave isn't long especially considering you've been there for a while, it's not like you took a couple of classes for the summer!

    1. Zhu,

      I know. I spent seven years! But there's an opportunity for change, and somehow, I think it is change for the better... :)