Hey guys! I'm currently trying to survive finals. Good news is, I passed organic chem 1. Bad news is, I might have to retake physics. But I'm more motivated than ever, really.
In other news, my choir concert went great. I am so thankful for the close friends and family who were able to make it, and all of those who were not able to make it but tried ❤. If you didnt know, I love art. I love to partake in the performing arts especially. I think it is because I tend to be a tad awkward (and I have made my peace with that lol), and when I perform, I can put on a show. It isn't me anymore, and I like that feeling. Providing people with entertainment is the best!
There is no moral to this story other than always doing what you love! And if you have certain attributes that people see as different/ out of the norm, such as being a bit awkward or quirky, make the best out of it!! And what you see in IG isn't always the real deal. These photographers always have to put in work to make me look like I'm not nervous and scared to pose hahaha 😂
• Homesickness •
i left my home, my family, my friends and everything almost 3 months ago. I have never ever been away from home for longer than two weeks. Homesickness was my biggest fear. And I am lucky that I did not experience it until this weekend. This weekend was the first time that I was really really homesick. It's hard when you're an Au Pair and something bad happens. You feel totally alone in a foreign country and you just don't know how to survive things like these without your family or friends. BUT the fact is, that you will survive. That your friends here will help you go through everything. That your family and friends at home will help you over the phone. And if you let your hostfamily help you they will surely do their best too.
Beeing homesick is normal and totally okay. As long as we don't throw everything sway as soon as we get homesick, and when we don't forget that bad days happen, that bad stuff happens, that not everything always works out the way you want it to.
And that's okay. It's okay to be sad and upset and homesick and feel like there is no reason to stay here anymore.
But after crying and screaming and beeing upset we have to remember why we're here. To have the time of our life. To experience the american life. To be part of a second family. But most important of all : TO GROW. And we grow when we survive homesickness and sadness. That helps us grow in so many ways.
It's okay to feel homesick. But homesickness should not be a reason to throw all this amazing experience away.
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