I moved to NYC from Northern California a few years ago and I'm having a blast! I like that New York actually has 4 seasons, although during about February, I wish I was back in sunny California. I've continued to work as a nanny since moving here, since it's something I love doing and I'm good at. It's how I worked my way through high school, college and after, and it's allowing me to transition from one big city to a completely new one. I've gotten to volunteer and work in the arts since moving here, in preparation for when I can get a full-time job within that career in the near future.
I've continued to work with children for as long as I have since even though some of the routine is consistent on a daily basis, they're also not consistent on a daily basis. Each family, kid, even siblings, all have different personalities and modes of communication and it's my job to figure out how to work with them and work around certain situations. Once I understand a family's expectation of me and their child, and they mine, the day-to-day activities are easier. It amazes me how much of a person's personality is revealed at such a young age, and it's truly a magical thing to see as the kids get older and older.