Au Pair Guide
Closing a Chapter
Because I have received a lot of questions about au pairing after people have stumbled upon my blog, I decided to create a resource for those looking for this type of info. I unfortunately cannot respond to the emails as promptly as I would like so I thought I should make some basic info available. […]
10 months of my stuff.
I came to France with the idea I would be here just one year. I wanted to learn a new language, experience a different culture, and most importantly grow. I have to say, that on my last day of au pairing, I can look back and say I have done pretty well. The past 10 […]
When Being Civil Goes Out the Door
Almost done. 10 months of stuff accumulated. 5 suitcases. 3 bags. (I hope that’s it). I can’t believe I move on Saturday…. into Paris!!!!
Yet Another Fail
I always used to be one of those au pairs that said I was so fortunate because I had an incredible family. And I meant it. I really did enjoy my family and legitimately liked spending time with them. S and I became good friends and even my friends thought it was strange how much […]
Today was about the 83128430th attempt to get this visa thing sorted. No luck. Pas ici. That is what we were told. One day I will get it. Lets just hope it is in enough time to hold onto this job offer…
There is Always Something to Smile About
I am going to try and go to the DDTEFP (French Department of Labor) today. I am scared. But remaining hopeful. FIngers crossed that I find something out. Or even better… can deposit my file.
Today, early this morning, my door bell rang. It was the post and they had a package for me! My wonderful mother had sent me yet another one of her fabulous care packages. This one was my Easter present. While opening my box filled with goodies and a few new outfits, I realized that how […]
What if some things are just impossible?
I have been so focused on the chaos and uncertainty in my life that I forgot one fact that is certain. I am officially done with being an au pair on April 30th. I am quite excited to get a normal life back. Honestly, being a full-time mommy at the age of 22 to kids […]
Out of Control
The whole time growing up people tell you things like: “you can do anything if you put your mind to it,” and “you can be anything you want.” Encouraging? Yes. Truthful? I am starting to doubt… I have always been a really optimistic person. Partially because although I believe in fate, I also believe that […]
I need to write. It is the one thing I have complete control of nowadays. I hate not being in control. And it is something I have somewhat gotten over since being here. But now, after so much time, and so much lost control…I am going a little insane. I can take a little bit […]