It's been three weeks since I last wrote and I'm sorry about that. It's been kind of busy all the time with Vanessa and Christian, my roommates, that haven't really had time to write. Now I'm then telling you everything that has happened after the middle of December.
The third week of December was full of job searching and also some interviews and try outs. The timing wasn't really the best because of the holidays that were coming. Most cafes and restaurants wanted really experienced people because they didn't have time to teach anybody before holidays. There wasn't so many open jobpositions either because most places had already hired people many weeks before the holidays. Still I applied for tens and tens and tens of places and because of that I also got calls from a few of them. Most of the jobs where kitchen hand jobs or dishwashing jobs. I would not have minded the jobs, but there was also somebody else that was more experienced, could work longer... and they got picked for the jobs.
So after the second week here in Melbourne didn't give me a job. The third week was Christmas week and then I decided to give myself a break in job searching. And there wouldn't really have so many jobs open either because everybody was on holidays.
Then came New Year's and it was spent partying as guessed After New Year's the job searching started again and suddenly I ended up choosing from four different jobs. First I got an au pair job from Perth. When I was e-mailing with that family I also got a joboffer from another au pair family in Gold Coast. I had to choose between them and I chose the last one. I had already started to look flights to Gold Coast when I got another aupair job offer from here Melbourne and I had choose again quickly. I chose the au pair job her in Melbourne. So now I had chosen the work I was gonna do the next three months. I had visited the mom and girl here in their house and was ready to move in. Suddenly Friday night I got another offer from a cafe in Tasmania where I would work as an allrounder. That last choice between the cafe an the au pair job here in Melbourne was the hardest of them all. I had to do a list of pros and cons of the jobs. Early Saturday morning I finally decided to stick on my plan and take the au pair job here in Melbourne. Now I made my decision and I got a job!
I didn't use all my three weeks after last blog to just worry about job searching! I went to Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, Eureka Tower, The Pancake Parlour (twice) and spend couple of days in the beach to get a tan ;) I also visited different markets and parks :D All over I have had a wonderful time in Melbourne!!
So to the future: I started working this morning with the four year girl named Bella. I'm supposed to stay here for three months so until the end of March. If everything goes well, after that time I have saved enough to travel for few weeks :)
Next week I promise to write again and tell you more about my job and time in this family :D
Until next time!