Let me begin by saying that no, I am not coming back to Canada. I'm still staying here in Rome to work as an au pair, just for a new family. There are several reasons why I decided to move on from the one I'm currently with. Its not because they aren't amazing (they are, which made breaking the news so hard) but because I found another family who needs an au pair until June, which is when I go back home to Canada. The current one only needs me until Christmas, and I was afraid that if I didn't take the new family's offer now, I won't have another opportunity like this when its too late. Keep reading, and you'll see why I feel that this other opportunity is worth taking.
I sat down with the mom and told her how I was feeling about explained my situation. We had a mature conversation about what was going on, and we agreed a date that I would move out. And that was it. Being able to have this conversation with her really proves how wonderful this family is, because she understands why I have to do this. It was such a relief once I finally came out to her and spoke about it, because I was so afraid she would be upset with me. The worst feeling in the world is when you disappoint someone you care about, but now that I spoke up, I feel so much better.
After the Christmas holiday, the mom wants the girl I au pair for, Giulia, to have a 'break period' from an au pair to see how responsible she has become. However, we're going to work out a day where I can visit the house each week and tutor Giulia in English. Earlier in my stay I mentioned that my sister would be in Rome from May 3rd to June 20th to hopefully work as an au pair. The would like to have another au pair in the spring, and have agreed to hire my sister (who I know would absolutely fit into this family much like I did). Well, breaking up is hard to do, but I did it. And so in a couple of weeks, I'm leaving the quiet suburbs of Rome to the bustling neighborhood of Campo dei Fiori.
|My soon-to-be new neighborhood|
|Hey, Benedict XVI! Guess|
who's moving in next door?!
|My soon to be new street. My house |
is on the left once you pass the arch.