Barbora | You Can Do It!

written by Au Pair in America December 4, 2019

“Believe in yourself, YOU CAN DO IT!” 

Hi everyone! I’m Barbora and this is my introduction to my au pair life. I’m 19 years old and I come from small country- Czech Republic. If someone knows where this small country is- applause for you🤣🙏🏼  

A few months back, I was in the same position as you. “What I’m gonna do? Should I go to College or University?”. I secretly wished to try living abroad, but I was afraid. In February 2019 I’ve made a decision. I want to become an au pair. I want to be more independent, improve my English, get to know new culture and I love being surrounded by kids. That’s the important thing- love kids. You’ll spend most of your time with them.

I found this agency because of my friend’s recommendation…and then everything had started.

Completing my application and matching my host family. I had several potential host families in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York and Boston etc. One day I received another “interested host family letter”. I immediately fell in love with that family. My only requirement was to have older kids from 4 years old up. I don’t know why but I was kinda afraid to take care of toddlers. I was like “I’m not experienced or old enough”. These days I’m completely sure that I could handle it because my au pair friends have smaller kids and I love it! So don’t be afraid to take care of small kids, they’re so sweet.

My host family has 2 boys. They’re 9 and 12 years old. They also have a dog so that was a sign I have to be their au pair!!😂 It’s my first month here in the USA and I love them so much. My host family treats me like a family member. I was so lucky and I’m thankful.

As I wrote in the beginning I wasn’t sure if I could make it. Guess what? I’ve made it.

I’m here and I’m happy like never before. After my departure to New York I decided to open Instagram account about my au pair life in USA, because I want to help more girls with becoming an au pair. If you want to read more about my life, don’t forget to follow my Instagram @aupairbaru.

If you’re thinking about it and you want to try a new life. Do it. I believe in all of you.

Xoxo Barbora ❤️

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