Am I ready? Wait a minute... When does my passport expire? Gasp! It expires in June!
Well, I'm glad I noticed that little potential panic situation. I set about renewing my passport yesterday and readying an envelope to send to the US Embassy in Tokyo.
- I needed to enclose the online application form. I managed to fill that out.
- I needed to enclose my current passport. No problem.
- I needed to enclose fees... A bit more difficult to do than expected (money orders and such at the post office) but after an hour of filling out forms and waiting for people to confirm things, that got done too.
- I needed to enclose a recent photo. Sigh...
BUT... Nothing can help the fact that I am 10 years older... Grayer hair. More wrinkles and spots. Definitely weigh more than I did in 2003.
I'm going to have to live with this passport picture for the next 10 years!!!
The only positive thing I can think of is that in 2023 I will probably look back at this picture and think of the good ol' days...