Sunday, March 10, 2013

"Do Not Squander Time. That Is The Stuff Life Is Made Of."

Around this time last year, I was on the search for a job. After having two jobs at the same time, quitting one to focus on the other, only to later lose that job, I found myself feeling empty. Like I was at a dead end with my life in Utah. I felt stuck. I felt like I was going nowhere. I wanted out. That's when I made the decision to be a live-in nanny out of state.

I applied to many different nanny jobs online for different places around the country. California, Massachusetts, Florida, but heard back from none of them. I started applying for nanny jobs in Utah thinking I was never going to get out, that I was going to be stuck. I ended up landing an interview. After the interview I thought things went great and found out that the choice was between me and another girl. Right after the interview, I get a call from a nanny agency telling me they'd be interested in representing me and helping me find a job. I was ecstatic! The instant I got home I started filling out my application. I got a call from the lady I had an interview with earlier that day, telling me they chose the other girl. I was kind of relieved because I was so excited that I had been contacted by this agency.

The acceptance rate among nannies for this agency was low. The acceptance program was long and grueling. But finally, I was in. I was being represented! The agency said they'd start looking at the families and find some good matches for me. About a week later, I get a call from the family I had an interview with earlier. The girl they chose over me had already quit. They asked me if I could come work for them. I told them I would, but it would have to be temporary. They understood and that's how I got a live-out nanny job for a family with 3 girls that I absolutely adored.

I was starting to get attached to those girls. They were so much fun! When I found out I was getting hired by the family I work for now, I was excited, but sad at the same time. It was hard saying goodbye to the family I worked for in Utah, but I was so happy to be moving and starting a new life.

Looking back, I am SO glad I made the decision to leave Utah. It has made me appreciate so much more the life I had there. It made me realize the love I do have for my home state. I've learned to ignore the people and just worry about myself. Moving has made me very, very independent. I'm not afraid to do things on my own, or be by myself. Experiencing the city life has also helped me not be so naive to the world around me. Everything about this move has been a positive change in my life.

With all that being said, I think this adventure is soon coming to an end. I miss my home, I miss my family. I'm ready to move on with my life.

I'm proud of myself for going out and getting what I wanted. It's changed my attitude and how I view my life. I'm not concerned about my past, I'm not concerned about my future. I'm living in the moment, and loving my life.