Why Is My Terraform Script Taking So Long to Create an AWS Lightsail Instance?

I’m running a Terraform script to create an instance on AWS for a Lightsail server with Linux and Gitlab code. However, the script has been running for over an hour, and it seems unlikely that it should be taking this long. Can anyone help me troubleshoot this issue? Here’s the code I’m using:

terraform {
  required_providers {
    aws = {
      source  = "hashicorp/aws"
      version = "4.58.0"
    null = {
      source = "hashicorp/null"

provider "aws" {
  region = "eu-central-1"

locals {
  public_key = file(pathexpand("~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub"))

resource "aws_lightsail_key_pair" "mykeypair" {
  name       = "mykeypair"
  public_key = local.public_key

resource "aws_lightsail_instance" "gitlab_instance" {
  name              = "gitlab-instance"
  availability_zone = "eu-central-1a"
  blueprint_id      = "amazon_linux_2"
  bundle_id         = "nano_2_0"
  key_pair_name     = aws_lightsail_key_pair.mykeypair.name

  user_data = <<-EOF
    curl https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ce/script.rpm.sh | sudo bash
    sudo EXTERNAL_URL="http://PLACEHOLDER_IP/" yum install -y gitlab-ce
    sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure
    sudo gitlab-ctl restart
    touch /tmp/gitlab_ready

resource "null_resource" "set_external_url" {
  depends_on = [aws_lightsail_instance.gitlab_instance]

  provisioner "local-exec" {
    command = "ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa ec2-user@${aws_lightsail_instance.gitlab_instance.public_ip_address} 'while [ ! -f /tmp/gitlab_ready ]; do sleep 5; done; sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure && sudo gitlab-ctl restart'"

output "gitlab_instance_public_ip" {
  value = aws_lightsail_instance.gitlab_instance.public_ip_address

It would be helpful to see the actual output of terraform apply and see what’s being created / modified and for how long.
I’d bet it’s your local-exec command.
It seems to me /tmp/gitlab_ready is never being created