Great to hear this. Now that you have your Passport you will be able to take advantage of those "last minute" bargains to faraway lands.
You will never regret getting your Passport. It is the only identification that is recognized worldwide. Also when you change jobs and have to furnish proof of residency and citizenship one passport is all you need.
I hope your wait is not the full 5 weeks. I have heard of it taking far less time. When I got mine, about 25 years ago, it took less than two weeks and each renewal has taken about the same amount of time.
The only negative thing I have found about having a passport is: Each time I renew it the guy on the old passport is a lot younger, thinner and better looking than the guy on the new one.
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