Solari wrote:...I have been studying Spanish on and off for many years, but I have finally gotten into a consistent self-study regimen in the past couple of months. I am very encouraged by what I have been able to achieve so far, and I hope to participate in this community as a way of maintaining my enthusiasm.
My ultimate goals are to become more familiar with the Romance language family and specific related Creole languages. I work in health care in a part of the US where there are significant local communities who speak Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. Some day, I would love to be able to use all of these languages. ...
Welcome to the forum, Solari. What you want to achieve is doable. I've done it with Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. I have no need for Cape Verdean Creole here- maybe if I were in Boston or elsewhere in New England.
Have a look at the Haitian Creole Study Group here on the forum. This should give you a good starting point for available resources, more than you may think. We also have a Spanish Group.