Question: Was it hard leaving your family in Sweden?
Answer: Both yes and no. Of course you were sad leaving them, but at the same time you were so excited of your new chapter in life, your upcoming adventure. I think what also helped was that I've already experienced living abroad once before, away from my family.
Question: Was it awkward living in someone else's home in the beginning?
Answer: Yes. It will be awkward the first couple of days and there is nothing you can do about it. You are living in someone else's home and are trying to find your place in that family. This time around I was more confident and got to know my host family quite quickly.
Question: Was it easy to make friends in United States?
Answer: Yes. I didn't realise how big the au pair community is here! I have made so many new friends. Mostly, I'm with my Swedish friends. We tend to stick together. We go to the gym, go out to eat, have girls night, travel and go out partying. We also talk on FaceTime all the time haha.
Question: Have you been homesick?
Answer: Yes. I was homesick a little bit after Christmas, but it didn't last for long.
Question: How is your relationship with your host parents?
Answer: I would say very good. What's so nice about my host parents is that they include me as a part of their family and we work as a team. We have a very open communication and we do fun stuff together with the kids.
Question: Do you have time to travel a lot?
Answer: It depends on how you see it. I do a lot of traveling with my host family on the weekends. During skiing season we drive to Vermont and spend our weekends up there, skiing. In the summer we will be boating a lot. My host family also invites me to join them on their family vacations, which is super nice of them. I also get one weekend off once in a month, and I usually use that weekend to catch up with friends, partying or traveling. So I guess I do travel a lot, but I don't have much free time to travel with friends.
Question: Will you extend?
Answer: Yes. I want to extend in Florida.