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Andromeda_Organa

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giving up on a dream :(
« on: January 25, 2009, 11:24:46 PM »
Hi. I wanted to move to Spain for a long time, but I have just found out that it takes a long time to get visas and as an American, they discriminate against me- I guess what that evil prof told me was true. :sigh:

The last time I gave up on a dream, I tried suicide five times, then I got this one to replace it. Now, though, I don't have anything to replace this one.

OTOH, I made this decision when I was on the verge of death. And I used to hate Spain too, so I'm wondering if this is really God's will, or if I should just forget about it and pray for a new dream?

martincisneros

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Re: giving up on a dream :(
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 11:57:41 PM »
An outreach to Spain, if your idea about spain was for spiritual ends, doesn't necessitate moving there to either start a Church or to in some other way impact the culture.  You could wind up someday having ministerial offices there that would give you a physical presence and address there that would allow you to set up a website with internet domain extensions that would be particularly to Spain and that would show up on search engines and directories in that area of the world that only focus on local businesses, ministries, personal webpages, etc.  If you feel that your impact there, again, if there were a spiritual intent behind moving there, -- if you felt your impact was to be through your writing of fiction, poetry, or your direction of films, that doesn't mean that you wouldn't one day be in contact with film distributors there and publishers and bookstores in that area. 

So anything goal oriented when it comes to your previous ideas/dreams of moving to Spain have a billion possible fulfillments.  And either dual citizenship or actually giving up your US citizenship entirely to live there could simply be something that involves you in the decade long process.  Or however long it winds up being.  Moving to any new country winds up being a whole lot of hastle and everybody that ever does it winds up having to go through all of that.  Spain's not the only country like that.  Some of it may be the "Welcome to the post 9/11 world."  But it's been that way for years trying to get a work visa and then to go through the full migration process of actually calling a new place either your new home or your home away from home.

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Re: giving up on a dream :(
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 08:05:19 AM »
Pehaps try another EG country.
Once you are a citizen of one of those countries it should be much easier to move.
Officially there are no borders within the EU. Reality could be different....
I don't know how long you have to live in teh EU to be able to move around freely.
Anyway it might be little extra oportunity.

Why exactly Spain and, say, not Portugal?
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

Andromeda_Organa

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Re: giving up on a dream :(
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 07:27:40 PM »
Pehaps try another EG country.
Once you are a citizen of one of those countries it should be much easier to move.
Officially there are no borders within the EU. Reality could be different....
I don't know how long you have to live in teh EU to be able to move around freely.
Anyway it might be little extra oportunity.

Why exactly Spain and, say, not Portugal?
Well, I don't speak Portuguese, for example. But I just fell in love with Spain wh en I went there.

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Re: giving up on a dream :(
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 07:31:02 PM »
I never give up on dreams.  Even if they never come to fruition, I still have the dream. :HeartThrob:



Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

--Emily Dickinson