Yesterday I moved from New York to Connecticut.
And why? Because I did a rematch. Rematch? Yes rematch. It means that I had to find a new to host family and my host family another au pair.
My friends and family know the reason for the rematch. Overall because I wasn’t happy in my family and I didn’t want to stay there for 10 more months.
I told my host family about the rematch two weeks ago. From then I had two weeks to find a new family. Or well actually, I couldn’t look for myself. A counselor of Aupairinamerica (my agency) made a profile for me. This profile is sent to all the counselors in the US. They checked my profile and then they looked if they have a family who was in rematch and would fit with me. If they had one, they contacted me or they gave the host family my email. Then I could talk and Skype with them and see if it’s really a good fit.
I was really afraid to go in rematch. I thought two weeks would be really short and what if I couldn’t find a good family? If I hadn’t found a new family after two weeks I had to go home. And that’s the last thing I want to do now.
In the first days I got 4 interested families. I talked with two of them. Two of them were living in New York, one in the Texas and the other family in Connecticut. From the beginning I had a really good feeling about the family in Connecticut. First I called with the mom and she was so sweet. I’ve Skyped with the current Au pair, I emailed with the host mom and on Friday we talked on Skype and I “met” the whole family. The good thing about being already in the US: I was able to go there and meet them in real. So, last Sunday I went there by train. I was pretty nervous. I was so enthusiastic about this family and if they didn’t want me, I wasn’t sure if there would be another family who was as good as this family.
But everything went well. I had a really good day there and I was really happy when they asked me if I wanted to match with them.
The last two weeks weren’t easy. In the first week I was so stressed about finding a new host family. And I still had to work in my old host family, which was hard sometimes. In the second week I wasn’t stressed for finding a new family anymore, but I was really excited to go there.
But yesterday I finally moved. I’m happy to be here and I’m sure I’ll enjoy the next 10 months.
Yes 10 more months.. I’m here for 2 months already! Even though I wasn’t always happy, the time flew by so fast. I did so many cool things: went several times to NYC, I went to Boston, ate way too much Frozen Yogurt, learned about other cultures and religions and met amazing people. I’ve made some really good friends. Even though I live further away from them now, I could see them in the weekends.
In my new family I’m going to take care off two girls who are 9 and 11 years old and two boys who are 13 and 15 years old.
I’m really excited and I’ll keep you updated!