"Hi Darcie! Pleased to meet you, I'm Steph :) and it's great to know that another Beijing teacher will also be going! I'm scheduled to arrive in Beijing in 3 weeks!!! (ahhhhhhhh!!! I know). Like you said, we can all be clueless…"
Yeah the struggle is real. I’ll say a little prayer that your papers will process smoothly at the consulate. For me, traveling back and forth (3 times) from the SF Consulate to the State Capital was no fun. I probably won’t be totally relaxed until I’m sleeping like a baby in an apartment in China!