Green Card

Cross posted from Facebook.

I have a green card.

We left Canada in 2008, and have called three different countries “home” during that time. But, today is the first day in nearly 12 years where my right to live in a place is not directly tied to my employment.

It’s hard to put a name to it, but there’s a feeling you get when you know that no matter how long you stay, it’s always as a temporary guest. That feeling is gone.