This is my first blog ever... I'm doing this to update people on my travels to the mother land, Paraguay. I'm not actually there yet, but I have a lot of time now being unemployed. So, I decided to start it early, it was a lot easier to start a blog then I thought it would be. I picked up my visa at the Paraguayan consulate yesterday so I'm good to go. Just waiting until April 21st, my departure date! :) I am totally exited and nervous and anxious. I want time to speed up and stop at the same time. I'm mostly excited though to start a new chapter in my life. In the meantime, I'm attempting to practise my Spanish, and gain employment. My plan if you don't already know is secure a job teaching English in Asuncion, the capital. If I can secure a job I will stay there for a year teaching English and hopefully improve my Spanish. I want to learn about Paraguayan culture, history, and art. Also, I want to learn about my own family history. After, I feel more comfortable and settled down there and muster up some courage I will try and look for my birth mom, brother, and maybe father. According, to my records I was born in Hernandarias, Paraguay. It is a town north of Ciudad de Este, it is in the South East area of Paraguay. Asuncion, is in the south west. Hernandarias is will I will start my search for my roots. Well that is all I can think of now... more to come...