Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New job update

Remember when I told you guys about the new position I accepted as a local care coordinator with an international au pair agency? No? Ok. Read about it here if you want to be brought up to date.

Today I am going over to the home of the woman who has been filling my position temporarily while I've finished up my training. I'm finally done with the 16 part training series and ready to take on my new families and au pairs. Part of my job will be organizing a monthly activity for the 10 au pairs. I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but I would love some suggestions from you. Especially if you're from Twin Cities metro. Think educational. Fun. Interactive. Social. Unique. Inexpensive (they only allow me a budget of $5 per au pair but they are expected to pay a little of their own money too if needed). Did I mention FUN! I need to have six activities lined up for the next six months. Pretty sure snow tubing or ice skating will be one of my winter activities. You can't live in MinneSNOWta for a year and not partake in some obligatory outdoor activities. It will be SNOW fun. ;)

Also. Thanks to those who left sweet words regarding my post on Saturday. I'm actually in pretty good spirits about everything, and I can't help but attribute that to those of you who've kept the good vibes, thoughts, and prayers coming our way. I've also recently had an aha moment about our current situation. Jesse and I have so much to give. And since our desire to have a family of our own isn't becoming a reality right.this.minute we've decided to begin the volunteer process with the Big Brother/Big Sister program in the Twin Cities. This Saturday we are attending an informational session on the program and are hoping to get that ball rolling after the first of the year. I'd love to hear from anyone who is or has been a part of this organization. I can't help but think of only the positives of an opportunity like this, but I'm sure there are things I am not thinking of too. Hit me up and let me know your thoughts.

Hope this finds you and yours doing super swell and stuff.

9 comments:

jess said...

For activities: minnehaha falls; stonearch bridge; you could also go to the Paint Pub (where the MN bloggers went); lawn bowling; trivia is also fun...

((large hugs)) are being sent your way. I have always thought about the Brother/Sister program, and I think it's such a great opportunity to give back to kids. I volunteer at the Cornerstone shelter - which is an emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

I know you are going to rock the socks of your new position.

p.s. sorry this comment is the longest in blogging history.

~Dawn~ said...

I'm so excited for you and your new adventures...the new job and Big Brother/Sister program. You are going to be GREAT at both.

Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

sounds like some great things are on the horizon :)

Becky said...

Best of luck with the new job, I know you'll be great!! I don't have many ideas ideas right now but if I come up with some I'll send them your way:)

I don't have personal experience with big bro/sis but my boss has been a big sister to the same girl for 7 years so I have to imagine it's a good program and what a great way to give back!

You're an awesome lady!

Recently Roached said...

ya! new jobs! :)
You'll be awesome.
Can't wait to hear about the activities you plan!

Courtney said...

Pretty please can I come snow tubing??

JJ said...

I was a Big Sister while I lived down in Missouri and loved it. I think you guys would be great as Bigs. Its so much fun to see things through the eyes of a child.

Email me if you have questions.

Brittany said...

I was a Big Sister for a year! It was a really fun thing to do and be a part of.

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