Let’s Try A New Country

So far, I’ve only updated on one facet of my life. I’ve finally been able to close the chapter on all of that as of this past Friday, and the relief has almost been palpable. While my updates on that front weren’t the cheeriest, some of the other changes are quite exciting. One in particular, and today is the day that I finally get to share it! So…


I really do hope you were able to picture me jumping up and down with excitement, because that is 100% how I feel at the moment. Why Germany? What am I going to be doing over there? I’m getting to that.

I started researching au pair/long-term nanny jobs a few months ago. I signed up on a couple different job search websites specifically tailored to those types of job listings and within two weeks had applications from SIXTY different families in Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, and the UK. After researching different laws and regulations for au pairs in those different countries, I decided to go with a German family. Further narrowing down led me to this darling family right outside of Frankfurt, and we eventually got contracts signed.

This Thursday, January 23, 2014, I will be boarding a plane that will take me to Frankfurt for one year. After the year is up, I’ll be on the hunt for another family in another country. I just feel completely blessed to have an opportunity like this, and the timing simply could not be better. My responsibilities while I’m over there will basically just to act as a big sister to the family and watch the two children. In my off time, I’ll be taking German classes and hopefully getting to travel across Europe.

This is one of the huge reasons for the change in websites and complete rebranding. I really feel like my life is finally taking off, and I’m hoping these new adventures in my life will be reflected in this blog.

2 thoughts on “Let’s Try A New Country

  1. Kim! This sounds like an amazing adventure!! Thanks for your updates, that takes a lot of courage, and I wish you the best in your new journey!

  2. Kim, I just caught up on your new blog. You’re extremely inspiring. Enjoy your new adventure, I can’t wait to read all about it! Love from Alaska<3

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