updated 07/08/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/08/2014 AT 1:30 PM ET
Andi Dorfman is the Bachelorette!
After a dramatic exit from Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor, the assistant district attorney, who lives in Atlanta, is searching for love once again on ABC’s hit franchise. Andi, 27, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the men, the dates and the difficult decisions she’ll make on her road to romance.
So check back each week. You can also follow Andi on Twitter.
Hometown week is here! This was the week that I had been waiting for all season long! Hometowns! I was ecstatic to visit the men’s families, plus for the first time of the journey, the men would have to plan the dates! More importantly, though, I come from a very close-knit family that is outgoing and always has a good time together, so I was looking forward to meeting each of these four families and was trying to picture my life with them.
A Bumpy Ride on the Way to Nick
As soon as the rose ceremony finished I was on a plane from Brussels to Milwaukee. I had a smooth flight to New York, but as soon as I got there, the rain started, and that’s when the trouble began. All of my flights were cancelled that day, and there were several moments I wasn’t even sure if I was going to make it to Milwaukee! Finally, I was able to hop onto a shuttle to go to a different New York airport, got on a flight to Chicago and then, finally, drove to Milwaukee. This was by far the toughest travel day yet.
As a result of all the cancelled flights, needless to say, my bags did not make it to Milwaukee. The next morning, I woke up super early to get to the mall and shop for an outfit. I really wanted to look nice for Nick and his family and was so happy I was able to put something together!