the wait is over

After 4.5 months of waiting, US Immigration granted me my O-1 Extraordinary Ability Artist Visa. I am beyond elated and relieved. I submitted my application in November, and went through many stages of waiting; patience, impatience, nervousness, stress, anxiety, panic, acceptance. And I repeated that cycle several times. 

Needless to say, I finally feel as though I can get my life started again, and begin writing my next chapter. I'm legally allowed to work again, to travel, to earn more, and most importantly, to become the extraordinary photographer I set out to be. Thank you to everyone who supported by journey, and to my sponsor and art agent EOArts.

Erica Reade