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Saying Goodbye to South America

Posted by EricBluegrassFiddle on Sunday, June 7, 2015

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I've had quite the adventure down here and met alot of wonderful people and had the opportunity to see and do great things while here. I've lived in Chile AND Argentina, visited "Easter Island" Brazil, Uruguay, almost Paraguay. I've been all across Argentina: Mendoza, San Juan, Cordoba, Tucuman, Santa Fe, Reconquista/Posadas, Corrientes, Missiones, Buenos Aires etc... it's been the time of a lifetime! But, it's time to move on and return home and start a new life back on some familiar turf.

My wife, who's been to the US twice now is a bit nervous and taking things hard, even though she knows it's the right thing to do. She's very educated, 2 degrees and fully bilingual. Argentines are VERY family oriented, but they are also educated and quite adventurous. She's excited about the possibility of a new career and some new opportunities but will miss her mom and dad and sisters.

Me, it's a mixed bag. While I'm looking forward to being in familiar surroundings and having the possibility to play and jam with my fiddle, I'll be 41 years old and I haven't lived or worked in the US for almost 10 years. So, naturally, I'm having a little bit of anxiety over it. I know things have changed alot since I've been gone, I noticed it especially on my last visit.

But my wife and I have a goal to put our son through private school and own our own home. We also hope to be within just a few hours drive of my family, to be able to spend more time with them again.

I've had to forgo my lessons for right now in this transition process as things are really tight. It's not my choice but I have no choice LOL. So, I'm on my own learning the fiddle again now for a little while but I hope to pick things back up as soon as we get stateside and things are settled in and stable again.

So, I'm homeward bound here very soon...



4 comments on “Saying Goodbye to South America”

fiddlepogo Says:
Monday, June 8, 2015 @12:29:31 PM

Glad to hear it! I'm also glad to hear your wife is fully bilingual. That will help LOADS.

Can your in-laws use Skype??? It might help if they could...

EricBluegrassFiddle Says:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 @8:34:27 AM

Yes they have a laptop with skype so we'll be able to do that often...just like we do now with my mom in the US

fiddlepogo Says:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @12:36:22 PM

Where's the thumbs up icon when I need it??? ;^D

Hmmm..... I noticed you've hit 40- belated congratulations and/or condolences, whichever you prefer!

EricBluegrassFiddle Says:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @4:53:52 PM

For us it's kinda bittersweet but we are excited about the future. I'm also excited about the possibility of getting active in music again but we'll miss my wifes parents.

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