So many au pairs took the time to share their New Year’s resolutions with us. Common themes included plans to travel, treasure every moment with their host families, make memories to share when they return home and making new friends. Volunteer work and self-improvement was also common, with resolutions to help others, learn a new language, improve English, learn an instrument, lose weight and more.
The following are a sampling of resolutions shared by current au pairs looking forward to the coming year:
I live in Miami, Florida, with a lovely American family. I take care of a little girl named Penny. She’s almost three years old, and she’s growing up so fast! I can’t believe I’ve been here for almost nine months now, and it breaks my heart to know that I have to go home to Sweden soon and leave my sweet Penny here. But I’m also so happy that I’ve been able to experience all of this. It has been amazing. I feel so blessed that I ended up in this family with these wonderful people, and I couldn’t be happier!
When I first came here I wanted to experience America and the American culture. I wanted to improve my English, and I wanted to grow. I wanted to learn to take more responsibility. Now, nine months later, I must say that I’m so proud of myself. I’ve got to do a lot of the stuff that I wanted to do. I’ve been to a couple of states, and I’ve got to know so many new people from all over the world. I’ve grown. I feel stronger today. It hasn’t always been easy, but it definitely made me stronger.
My resolution is to keep growing as a person. I want to be the best version of myself. And of course, that includes to be the best au pair for Penny. I hope that I can give her a lot of good memories and happiness! I still have three more months here; let’s do the best of it! Thank you Au Pair in America for helping me making this year so wonderful.
— Karin, au pair from Sweden
My resolution is to learn at least one new word per day, explore more of the city I’m living in, meet at least four more states, make more friends, hang out with my great host family and buy a good camera to record all these moments.
— Luise, au pair from Brazil
Five months ago my journey as an au pair was beginning. I had many fears, insecurities, and a mix of feelings. Now I can say, every experience here makes us stronger. New challenges are coming for the next year, I’m super excited for that. More goals to reach, my dream to visit the Disney World will come true, a new language to learn, a volunteer job to help who more need. Here everything is harder, but I’ll be strong enough to be a better person, a better au pair. I’ll keep my faith and give my best to reach my dreams.
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