Ask yourself, what will you sacrifice for what you believe?Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)
So I’ve been in Austria for just about three weeks now and I’ve decided to try and keep a blog while I’m here. I’ve never been very good at keeping journals, diaries or anything of that sort. I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to commit to one. Maybe it’s because I don’t feel like I have anything good or interesting to say. Or maybe I’m just too lazy to put in the effort it takes to keep a blog. Perhaps its a solid mixture of both. Whatever the reason, here I sit on this chilly February afternoon, making a promise to myself to start writing.
My transition from California living to Austrian living has gone pretty smoothly. There were obviously some tough parts like adjusting to the time difference and getting sick, but overall it went well. I fell in love with the kids the first night I arrived. Though they can be a little rough around the edges at some points, they are wonderful children and I am so blessed to have been picked to be their au pair. I also get along really well with the parents. They both are youthful and vibrant and fun to be around. Even though they’re a wonderful family to live with, it does make me miss home and my family and friends. If I had it my way, I would’ve taken everyone I love with me! I’m just grateful for technology because it allows me to feel close to them even though we are millions of miles apart.
I’ve had a lot more free time here than I had expected, and it’s allowed me to have more time to think. Generally, I wouldn’t say that I am a very philosophical person. I don’t sit around contemplating why people were placed on this planet, or what my destiny is. Those subjects rarely cross my mind. Usually, I just tend to go with the flow of life and never really stop to deeply investigate a purpose or reason for something. Lately, however, I’ve been thinking about life and the paths I have taken and I realized that I would have never had this opportunity if I would’ve made different decisions. I don’t know why I’ve been guided on this path, but I’m hoping it leads me to even better life experiences. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!