Hi Architect-US dreamers,
In Spain there is a saying that goes: “patience is the mother of every science”, of course in Spanish sounds much better because it rhymes… we use this phrase to give us hope during hard times, when we are unsure of how to solve a problem or uncertain about the future. I say this because it expresses what this year has been for me.
I am an interior designer that got offer a really good job opportunity in Miami. I mean, come on, who can say no to that? I was lucky to find Architect-US through a friend and everything was going super good and easy. But Spain-Us relations were not at its best and Covid complicated everything, so the United Estates closed its borders (this is where the saying comes in handy) and the whole process of getting a visa was much longer than expected.
My program’s start date got moved from August to December. Luckily the company that offered me the trainee position was flexible and understanding.
So, good things come to those who wait, the officer at the embassy said the magic words “your visa is approved”. I waited (patience, my friend) for so long to hear that, I think it did not sank in until it arrived in the mail and I hold it with my hands.
I always wanted to come back to the States. Years ago I was an exchange student in high school and I cannot wait to experience the professional side now. I always thought I would end up in New York, but to be honest, the weather is better in Miami!. This opportunity would allow me to grow both personally and professionally, with different ways to work and in different fields of the interior design.
So, for those of you who love a challenge and want to live the American Dream, be brave and pack your things. You will not regret it. See you on the other side of the ocean!