As far as I know, keeping kids busy while they are at home all day is a big challenge. For Au Pairs it represents a time to be brilliant and to suggest new games and activities to their host children. This could be more arduous because they are constantly under the eyes of the host parents. It’s no good taking them to the mall or the swimming pool everyday.
I thought to make a list with all the activities we can do with them.
Yesterday, I sent the last documents to my au pair agency. I am very happy because it means I’ll get soon my flight details. Everything is paid, everything is done. My host family can’t wait to welcome me in their home. I hope time runs fast till August.
Saturday is my mother’s birthday and I am pretty nervous about it. I really want to give her the best gift ever.
OMG May is gone! Something’s changed in these months!!
- The 16th April, I got my first tattoo. It’s really significant for me because it means a new beginning. I have a bad scar on my belly, caused by an urgent appendicitis surgery, and I’ve always felt ashamed about it. I’ve covered it with a feather moved by the wind. It represents freedom, change and wish fulfillment. The hope to fly up to my goals.
(It is no coincidence that it looks like Hermione’s feather :D)
- I’ve joined the gym! I have to loose 7 kg before leaving. If I add extra kilos in USA at these ones, I will probably become overweight. So I have to become fit and trained as soon as possible to avoid problems.
- I became a Cheerleader! yeahh I feel like an american girl. There is an american football team near my place and a friend of mine asked me to join this team. It’s really funny and I learned lot of things about this sport. It is much more interesting as it seems even if it’s a bit aggressive.
I am increasingly closer to US!!
Gosh, time is passing quickly! Today are missing 14 weeks to my departure! I think it will be time to leave before I know it!
Last week I got my visa. It was very exciting and I become to realize that I’m leaving everything here! The strange thing is that I’m not scared at all. I will never regret my choice to make this experience alone and leave home.
I’m also happy because I knew others italian Au Pairs so we can support each other anytime!
Summer is coming! Dream can wait (Y)
I wish a great Mother’s day to all the mothers of the world, especially to mine.
I hope all of them can spend this day with their sons.
I sent an email to my host mom with some Mother’s day ecards, wishing her a good day with her sons! I hope she will appreciate it!
This was the last Easter in Italy, before leaving! I’m very excited!
Today, I was unable to think to something different than my next year, when I will spend the Easter with my american family. I have thought to their traditions and customs like the eggs hunt, Easter decoration, gifts and a lot of chocolate, obviously. The thing that put me off is that is difficult in America, almost impossible, to find Kinder’s chocolate! It means I’ll have to do less about it.
#1 First real post. Here we go!
I’m Valentina, I’m 20 years old recently (already!) and I’m a happy girl who loves her life in all its aspects. Since I was a child, I have always tried to do as many things as possible. Probably, because of my curiosity and my continuous need to challenge myself. I went to a foreign language school and, even if I haven’t reached best results, I’m happy with my choice.
After my diploma, I said to myself “What do I do now?”. Then I got my first job, my first responsibilities, my independence and the assurance that university is not for me. Indeed, I realized that Varese (where I live) doesn’t like me anymore. I felt like a fish out of water and considering that I still have a lot of things to learn, I began to search on the Net. A foreign country, the opportunity to study, travel, work and bam!