The last, and most important piece of the puzzle, the Chinese Z Visa!
It was supposed to arrive last Monday, however it was sent to one of my old addresses, then sent back to the shipping company. After I called and told them I didn't need a signature for verification of delivery, it was not left at the door as requested (because nobody was home) - causing further delays. It arrived last Wednesday, right after I left for Kingston, to visit my amazing sister, for a few days.
Then, on Monday this week, I went and applied at the Chinese visa office for urgent visa application. I decided to try my luck and see if I could do a walk-in appointment. Part of the reason for my moving the flight date back to Mar 22, from the 15, was due to the visa website saying you need an appointment (and the earliest one was today, the 17th). It didn't say people with urgent applications could walk in, and further more, it quoted urgent applications at 2-4 business days if you drop it off by 11:30.
When I dropped off my application, on the 14th at 11:20am, the pretty young lady said I could pick it up the 15th starting at 9am! I was a little annoyed because had this information been on the website (urgent applicants don't need an appointment and it was this fast), I could have picked up my passport just before going to the airport and left on March 15!
It was annoying, though I understand it wouldn't have been a good idea to play things so close together. Perhaps I should have had a little more faith it would work out. After all, the entire month of February was back-to-back appointments which shouldn't have aligned so easily, but did.
It's weird, the girl who really pushed me to make this life change immediately (in late Jan '16) was exactly right. To the exact day! She said I could leave by mid-March! She called that on Jan 19, 2016, impressive. I honestly feel and think she was a messenger whose purpose was to cross paths with me, give me the final push to make this move and quote me the time.
It's amazing how things all work out!
It's a different level of real now. Despite moving, selling my posessions, getting medical check-ups, shots and buying tickets, there was still the possibility things wouldn't work out or something would mix up the move to China. Everything has been taken care of now. It's real. It's final - I'm, moving, to, China!