I am so glad I read this lenghtly OP...but not for the reasons one might think.
It has brought home to me how much I owe to the fellowship that I have been a member of for the past 47 yrs (at times I take it for granted).
One of the most beneficial principles I learned was how to live my life "one day at a time"...(in the present moment). I try to never forget that every new day is the beginning of a new life for me..to be loved, enjoyed and cherished...every day above ground is a gift (for me)...I try not to keep one eye in the past and the other in the future...leaving me "crosseyed" today.
The 2 nd. most valuable lesson I learned was "not to take myself too seriously". ...As the man said about life..."Don't bother taking off your coat...we're only here for a short time".
What I'm saying is...of course I wonder if I will be affected by whatever comes down the line...but situations are not the problem ...it is my attitude towards them that can be the problem. I can make them as big as I want or as small as I want ...depending on my attitude towards them.
Either way ..I do not worry about controlling situations I have no control over...I "adapt" to them ...and let the "law of the Universe" guide my way (some people may call that God).... Just like the birds know when to migrate and the leaves know when to fall from the trees...in the same way I am confident that all will be ok.
PS...I also am aware that for me, Immigration concerns are "luxury problems" when one considers the plight of the hungry, sick and impoverished that try their best to exist from day to day in this world of ours.
PPS ..Appologies for my own not too short post...a wave of "gratitude" came over me for all those people I owe so much to.