I chose that title for a few reasons.
- I have an alternative relationship, which the UK immigration has refused to recognize. That is to say, my visa was refused.
- I will have to pursue an alternative immigration pathway. I have spoken to HR services at the university in the UK and they are confident that this alternative can be pursued but think that I may need a later start date.
- Rather than deal with the disappointment by drinking myself into a stupor or dwelling in a pit of despair, I chose an alternative – I went for a run.