Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back: A series of posts

* The original posts can be found at


It's hard to jump in the water with one foot out and one foot in.

I have been thinking on this for awhile, in fact many people have suggested this to me. After Fall 2012 I will be a certified ECE (Early Childhood Educator), provided I pass everything of course. I love to travel so why not put them together? Yes why not? Likely because I'm a big chicken about doing things on my own.

A friend of mine was telling me all about how her friend is an au pair in the summer time when she is out of school for 4 months. I of course got the information but didn't do anything with it. Until yesterday when a friend of mine from work came in to visit for the last time before she leaves to go to school in Australia. I was once again very interested in what she was doing. So since I only worked 2 days last week. (Yes I have been slacking on blogging and commenting and I was even off work) The site is Au Pair World, yes you can google it and yes if you have children and want me to come live with you please contact me! So I looked around, and looked at some potential families and thought why not sign up now. It is basically like a host family and au pair dating site, you have suggested profiles and have the ability to contact one another without giving out any personal contact information. I signed up and sent out some messages and then started looking into it further. I can officially say that I am superbly interested!

I am looking to become an au pair starting Janaury 2013 in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the UK. If you know anyone who is looking for an au pair in any of those places tell them to look up Au Pair World and me!


FEBRUARY 27TH,  2012

I recently watched the movie The Way with Martin Sheen which is the story of a father who goes to collect his son who died on the Camino de Santiago, he then finishes his son's walk spreading his ashes along the walk. It was truly a touching story but it was the walk itself that interested me.

I seem to have lately acquired a lust for travel. The Camino de Santiago is a month long journey which I would love to do someday. I have continued my search to become an au pair. My top choices are still NZ or Australia. It is going to take a lot of effort for me to save up the money needed to go while still paying for school. It is really something that I feel like I need to do. I am beginning to feel a need to go out and explore the world.

Have any of you been on worldly adventures? Are their any that you would recommend?



AUSTRALIA IS STILL ON! I am not going until June but will hopefully end up in Sydney. I am very excited and am currently just working on my passport papers to renew my passport. I will be applying for my working holiday visa as soon as my passport comes back. I have found a great family and fingers crossed everything works out with them!

An Introduction

Hi All,

I have been blogging for a few years now, mostly about my pets or through my pets. I have included bits of my life but for the first time I needed a blog solely about my own adventures. I hope to show you my journey in Australia as an au pair.

For those of you who don't know me personally, I am from a very small town in Ontario Canada, and I come from a huge family.  I will travelling to be an au pair for a family of 5 in Sydney Australia. I will start on June 8th, 2013 and stay a whole year until June 7th, 2014.

I look forward to sharing my adventures with you!