If you decide to move and to live in another country near and far, (but if it is far like Paraguay even more), it is not like a piece of cake. Most of the time you think about this important decision and even when you decide and move to another country (maybe to another continent) you necessarily need your time to feel comfortable in your new environment, eager to discover the many news and living happily your new adventure.
You may want to move to Paraguay for many reasons. If you are young, you most likely want a new and better paid job than your previous one, if you are a pensioner, you most likely want to enjoy your gross pension, live decently and spend your free time in a beautiful place with a mild climate and a quiet pace of life.
Therefore, you have many reasons to move to Paraguay, but when you are at last there you must face your new life in Paraguay and learn different habits and lifestyles.
You must “re-create” your new life, taking advantage in the best way of all new opportunities that this move offers you.
A PARTICULAR TIME
Whoever moved to another country can tell you that the start of his/her new adventure is hardly ever easy. You are in a different place, often you do not speak the new language very well and customs and traditions of local people are far away from yours and you are unable to accept and appreciate them.
During the first few weeks (sometimes months…) you feel cut in half: you remember and regret your home country and your previous life, often not satisfactory at all, but whose great advantage was that you knew it perfectly. There were no more surprises and was like a comfortable “doghouse” for you. And now Paraguay, an unknown country, a new environment, almost totally stranger, right because you do not know it yet.
As a matter of fact, you do not know nothing about it: its shops, streets, services, its National Health System, as well as its cinemas, theatres and so on…and so you can feel lost and unsure.
Your strange situation can be compared to that of a baby who is learning to walk. He/She must learn to relate to the world around him and he must understand what to do.
However, just at this point you need to act quickly. A baby never stops and goes on with his “activity” until he learns to walk. And what happens if he falls? He stands up immediately and keeps going. In the same way, you must learn to experience this change without losing heart until you feel “at home”.
SOME SIMPLE TIPS
First of all, you have to fight again that subtle depression that can catch you if you feel the move to Paraguay as an irreparable loss. As a matter of fact, sometimes you feel you lost everything: your home country, your old habits and all your friends. But is it really so? Think about it: your home country is always there, you did not lose it! There are planes, smartphones, there is Skype. You can fly back to your home country as many times as you want to stay with your family (if it is not with you) and your friends.
You chose to change your country, because you wanted to improve your life and to have job opportunities you could not find in your home country.
In life nothing is unchanging: if you want, you can always change your life and this change is at the root of life.
To put it simply: you can return whenever you want to your home country, but your move to Paraguay offers you the opportunity to find a better job, to pay less tax, to know a new world and to make new friends.
In practice, if you want to live your start time in the best way, you should strive to assimilate as much as possible the new Paraguayan culture. And the first step is to try to learn Spanish, possibly before departure. Furthermore: you should know local customs and practices.
Another tip: you should get started to attend leisure places: cinema, theatres, bars, starting from what you like to do in your spare time. Also the tourist trips are an excellent opportunity to make new friends and fit in. And if you live ever closer to local people and their customs and traditions, Paraguay will become increasingly familiar to you. Each country offers you something new. It is not a photocopy of your home country. The key is to exercise in accepting all the news and differences as they appear day after day.
At the end of this exciting path you will have two countries, because each country has left a deep trace inside you.
LAST BUT OT LEAST!
As we have said from the start, moving to a foreign country is not easy. And to deal with that delicate stage, it is best not to be alone, but to rely on experienced and responsible professionals, who can stay by your side and help you with all the legal, bureaucratic and practical aspects of your move.
Living In Paraguay is the only European certified company (and it is a guarantee), that is distinguished by its professionalism, its transparency and its absolute competence in managing moves to Paraguay.
Its consultants and collaborators speak perfectly Spanish English and Italian: they will help you with paperwork: from obtaining your permanent residence to the rent of your apartment etc..
They will be by your side since your first phone call and they will be with you in your first exploratory trip to Paraguay to let you know all uses and habits of this new country.
They will give you all the information you need and also a lot of advice to learn how to move and to live in Paraguay in the best way.
Having experienced travel friends may be a real opportunity for you to “process” that delicate stage more easily and will help you to live your move more quietly and with greater confidence.