New beginnings

Welcome to 2021. Is it everything you expected it to be and more? Let’s face it: the answer to that question is probably ‘No.’ Around October 2020 we all decided that the pandemic would be over if we just made…

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My 2020 Recap

I feel like I say this every year, but 2020 was (genuinely) the craziest year I’ve lived through so far. And even though I know 2021 is probably not going to be much different, I can’t wait for that fresh…

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where is this blog going // Coffee Break

When I started this blog in 2017, I wanted to share my journey as an au pair. And I did. Most of those posts are on private now (as they were more journal entries than anything else), but you can…

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what I learned from studying English translations

A couple of months ago, I graduated from university (finally!) and I now, officially, have a degree in English translations. As today is the first day of September, the week almost everyone is going back to school, I thought it…

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You are not responsible

For anyone that needs to hear it. You’re not responsible for living up to the way other people see you It can be nerve-wracking if someone has this image of you in their mind that you feel like you have…

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On meeting expectations

In my life update from last week, I talked about how one of my goals for the rest of the year is that I want to hang out with people that make me feel good and happy. And more specifically,…

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24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years

It’s been almost six months since I posted a list of 18 things I learned in 2018. Last week, I turned twenty-four. And my life is completely different from what I thought it would be when I was younger. To…

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Figuring things out

When I decided to be an au pair for another year (with a different family), people started to tell me that I had to be careful to not get “stuck” in this job. Because it’s an easy one to get…

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