Hi sweetie!
Sorry I haven’t been on the blog so much, as most people knows, it’s thanksgiving in two days. O there’s a lot to get ready for, when the dinner is at the house 😍

In these days I’m really counting down the days, because in a month, I’m going home to Denmark for Christmas! I can’t wait, it’s only been 1 month since I last saw my mom, dad and little brother - but it’s been 8 months (9 months in December) since I last saw my whole family and all my friends!
I’m going home for 6 days, to spend the holidays with my family - and then I’m spending New Years in New York. It’s going to be the best Christmas and New Years!

On Friday will I post all about my first thanksgiving , so excited! 😍

xxx Pernille

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From the time we matched to my arrival in the United States, was there a lot of practical things that I needed to do. It was everything from quitting the jobs I had, to my insurance, getting a visa and an international driving license. Besides all these practical things, I also had to say bye to everyone I know and pack my whole life down in boxes. And seriously how do you just pack 1 suitcase and 1 cabin back for a whole year ?? Comparing to many other au pairs I first met when I arrived, I was probably one of those who packed the least of clothes, but I love shopping so why not take this opportunity, to take as less clothes as possible with me, and then go out and almost buy a whole new wardrobe! 😍

The last month before my departure was very hectic, in my private life, my work life and just all over. There was really so many things I had to wait to get done or made at the last minute. And if there´s something that I really hate, it´s being stressed and doing way to many things in a short time.

In terms of work life, I chose to stop 2-3 weeks before my departure, so I didn´t really worked the last 2 weeks. Buuuuut just because I didn´t have any more guards at work, it really didn´t mean that I was completely done with my colleagues or boss. I needed to give everything I had from my jobs back, like work clothes needed to be handed over to another colleagues, my keys, getting the projects completed that I already had started up on. Finding out about the last holiday/day off payment, getting paycheck and all those paperwork. 😳

My private life was SO confusing at the time! I stood 1 month before leaving, with an ex boyfriend who was ready to get the relationship we had built up together on right track again. It was a total shock for him, that I wanted to move to the states for a year, the thing I think was the most shocking news for him, was that I had made this decision without talking to him about it first. But like I said, we were broken up and this was my dream now instead. He had a few days to go on with the thought about me leaving, before we had the talk about maybe trying a long distance relationship. (This is a whole different story that I´ll tell you guys some another day) 😁

A goodbye party with my closest girlfriends was held two weeks before my departure, which was the most strange feeling ever! First of all I was really trying to enjoy the evening/night with my girls, but that the same time, I knew that the day after would it be goodbye, see you in 1 year! Now 8 months later without seeing them, I can honestly say that I miss them SO much, they means so much to me. (But in less than 5 weeks, I´ll see them all again! So excited)

The days up to my departure were used to get the last things ready and packed, and saying goodbye to my family. The night to Monday (March 20 - departure day) I didn´t sleep at all, which was fine with me, because we´re leaving at 2 o'clock in the morning too Copenhagen Airport. At the airport I met up with my first au pair friend, we had texted a little back and forth together in some weeks, knowing we had to fly over to the states together just us two Danish girls. We said goodbye to our families at the airport and then we took our first step together on our life biggest adventure! 😍✈

To be continue.


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Hi sweeties!

One of the biggest and most memorable things, I saw in New York City, was definitely the 9/11 memorial museum! I was only 8 years old, at the time it happened, but I can still remember that I did that day - I was home watching tv, when my dad came running through the house, and changed the channel over to news.

In June my danish au pair I traveled with over here, came to visited me and see New York. We decided one day, to go to the museum. We seriously spent 4-5 hours there, and we didn't even feel like we were done after so many hours. I hope to go back there again one day soon.
I know that my host dad and he's whole family haven't even been at the memorial at all, and I get why. They're so much closer to this horrible attraction, I know that both my host dad and his sister was in New York that day, and only a few blocks away from the attached.

If you're ever near the 9/11, go and see the memorial or even though go and see the museum! Just know that you can spend a whole day in there. So beautiful made, and so emotionally! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Since I was 16, I always had the dream of taking 1 year to the United States. I was absolutely sure that as soon as I turned 18, I would take the big step and move away from Denmark for about 1 year. But I became smarter - when I was 16 years old, I got my first real boyfriend. And not that he didn´t support my dream, he was just more afraid of our relationship, couldn’t keep up with the distance or the time apart. I was crazy in love with this guy and of course I didn’t want anything in the world to ruin the relationship we had built up together, so I decided to throw the dream away, about spending 1 year away and thought about an education instead of. A few years after, I became a Kindergarden teacher, thinking that now I would just live the normal adult life with my then boyfriend and a normal Monday-Friday job. Unfortunately, as many people know, relationships have often a lot of up’s and down’s, and eventually we couldn’t get it together so we ended things after about 4 years together. As we broke up, I didn’t even think about going away, I was just trying so hard to getting used to my own new life as a single woman, in my own apartment with my own stuff. People around me said that now it was finally time for me to live my life as a single and do what ever suited me. I thought, "You’re right, now I'm going to act totally childish and do what I want" - But do not you guys know the saying: When you’re not looking for love, it comes to you? And what do you think happened? After 3 months being single, I decided to become a waiter/bartender. My very first day, I end up working with the man of my dreams! Seriously come on?? How typical is that and what are the odds that he likes me to? There didn’t went many days/weeks before we started dating and spending a lot of time together. We were total opposites of each other, I had just come out of a long and serious relationship, that was all what I knew about. He had been single more or less his entire life. So it was a big difference for both of us, when we a few months later chose to move in together. With each of our differences, we didn’t always think or agree on things, so in November last year, we unfortunately chose to break up. So, in November, I saw my cut to apply for become an Au Pair in the United States, after making an application and being interviewed, I finally got approved in the United States. Shortly thereafter, host families from the whole US, began to contact me. One day my phone called, and on the another line was a lady speaking Danish, explained about her entire life story of why she lived in the United States and that her and her husband really wanted a Danish au pair for their 3 boys. A few days later I talked with her again, and this time also with her husband and their boys, we talked for over one hour and we both felt so good about each other, that we decided to match together.

To be continued

xxx Pernille


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Hi sweeties!
Like I told you in my post about vacation in nyc with my family a got a new tattoo, which is my third tattoo.
When I was 18, I asked my mom if she wanted a tattoo together - after some weeks she finally said yes and we designed a tattoo we both could live with, and where on our body we wanted it. (Picture 1) we decided to get two hearts on our right wrist. My mom got the tattoo first, and it looked like it didn't hurt at all on her. When she was done, I was like "okay bring it on, I'm really!" He barely touched my wrist, and I thought "okay, I'm done, I like my wrist as it is" - 7 minutes later or in my head 30 minutes later, we got it and we both loved it.

Few years later, when I was 21, my mom came to me. "Shouldn't we get another tattoo?" Seriously, are you kidding me? More pain?? - but I most say after my first tattoo I got a little addicted, and wanted one more.
(Picture 2) I decided to get something that symbolized my family. On my left shoulder I got an feather with 5 birdies. We're 5 people in my family.

Short after I turned 24, my younger brother and me decided to get a tattoo together in New York City, when they visited me here. It took us a while to figure out what we wanted together. It couldn't be to girly or weird haha!
(Picture 3) On our right breast we both got our own date of birth in Roman numbers, and underneath I got "M - NYC" M = Morten (my brothers name) NYC = New York City. And instead of M, my brother got an P for Pernille. Sister/brother love! 😍

Like I said before, I'm getting a little addicted to get more tattoos - and already now know I'm getting another one in December with a girlfriend from Denmark who's coming over to visit me for New Years and the tattoo we decided is perfect for both of us, before we both been out traveling for months. (Picture 4) The question is just now, where to put it? 🤔❤️

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Hi sweeties!
Like most of you guys knows, I'm an au pair - and being an au pair means also that I have to take some credit class, in 1 year I need to have 6 credits. I can take everything from normal English, IT or weekend trips. I really like that I have these options between almost everything for the credits. I decided in May to take a weekend class to Niagara Falls Canada. First I spent 3 Sundays in a classroom, from 9am - 4pm, and then the first weekend in May we where 50-60 au pairs going to Canada 🇨🇦
I don't even know how to start explaining how beautiful it is there (also why, there's SO many pictures).
The Niagara Falls is between Canada and USA, so we lived on the Canada side, and then we could walk over to the USA side. It takes around 15 minutes to walk from 1 county to another - so weird.
I would recommend this trip to everyone, I never seen something so beautiful before, and you can just walk up/down and around the falls really amazing! I mean seriously, like at these pictures! 😍

I traveled with Cultural Hi-Ways.

xxx Pernille

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Hi sweetie!
Last month I have visitors from Denmark, after being away from my family for almost 7 months it was finally time for them to come over here and see my "new" life and meet the family I live with.
There's no one in my family who's ever been in the US before, so it was so exciting to have them here, and totally play tour guide for them.
One day we decided to go to Washington D.C so we all could see something new! It's really a beautiful city, and I'm definitely going back there some day soon! 😍
We stayed on an hotel/apartment in New Jersey, it was so easy, we could just jump on the bus outside the hotel and then 10 minutes later we would been in Times Square - so easily! 👏🏼
My little brother (not so little, he's way taller than me!) came with my mom and dad here, I don't know how I can explain our relationship to each other. He's like my super annoying little brother but also my best and closest friend! He finally turned 18 last New Years so we had talked about getting a tattoo together so we did! He's very first tattoo and mine third, and I don't think it's our last one together 🙈🙈

xxx Pernille

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Bad moms Christmas 🎄

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So yesterday 3 girlfriends and I went to south Norwalk movie theater to see bad moms Christmas. I was the only one, who had seen the first movie, but you really don't need to see the first one, if you wanna see the new movie. The girls love it, and of course I did to - I love movies like this, and on top of that, it's about Christmas time!!! I always hate this time of year, it's getting cold and darker outside, I'm always freezing like 24/7. Buuuuuuut we're SO close to Christmas, it's the best time of the year. Spending time with the family and friends, and the best thing about this Christmas is: I'm going home to Denmark! - I once spent Christmas without my own family, a few years ago when I was with my ex boyfriend's family for the holidays, and I just have to say, I didn't like being away on Christmas - so when I got the news about we were going home to Denmark for Christmas, I got so excited - there's a lot of people/family, I haven't seen for almost 8 months now, so I can't wait - 1 month and 13 days!! 😍🎄

But back to the movie, it's a really fun girl movie - so take your girlfriends hands and go in and see it, there's some really cute guys in it to! 😍😉

Have fun girls!

xxx Pernille

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This Saturday I went to this cookie store for the first time. People around me knows that I looooooove everything sweet, like cookies, candy, seriously everything! But fitness and sweets just not always go together, sadly 😕
Some of the girls texted that they heard about this place in Fairfield, and we should definitely try it. Food/deserts I'm always in, so of course!
If you're ever near Fairfield, so stop by this place - they have everything for everyone's taste.

https://ctcoco.com/
Connecticut cookie company

xxx Pernille

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What I love the most about living over here, is to get as much as possible from other people's culture. This applies to everything from someone else's language, there food and traditions. Right now, I'm trying to learn a little French through one of my girlfriends, but just the way you have to roll your tongue and pronounce some of their words, seriously good luck Pernille! That sound can´t even my mouth or tongue find out of doing! :-) One of my closest girlfriends comes from Ukraine, so we chose to go to a Ukraine church this morning. People who know me personally, know I'm not the type that goes to church just for fun. You can find me in the church for Christmas and at special events. But having said that, it would be so fun to see how it goes by in other churches from other countries and cultures. So back on track, we were in the church this morning and there´s really not that big of a difference in what I'm used to at home from Denmark. But of course there´s a few things difference like: In Denmark, the priest has black clothes on (picture), here the priest here had blue / green clothes with a really nice hat to. There is this routine in Ukraine where you have to kiss on this "book" and on a cross, that I think was really strange. Seriously 20-30 people in this church, kiss these two things, the totally same place, delicious! - I vote for next time just kissing the cute guy in the church, instead of standing behind him just to kiss the book right after him! Haha

xxx Pernille

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