I always knew I wanted to do something equally exciting and adventurous after graduating college. I have always had a special place in my heart for NYC, so moving there to become a live-in nanny for a year seemed like the perfect opportunity. Leaving my small hometown in south Louisiana was bittersweet, but I was looking forward to the experiences to follow! The minute I stepped off the plane, my new family, whom I'd be living with for the next year, greeted me excitedly and welcomed me into their home with open arms. Over the course of the year, the two boys I cared for became like siblings to me and I always felt like a member of the family. This experience has been wonderful and being able to explore the city with new friends has been a dream come true!
Before hearing about Southern Grace Nannies, LLC, I never could have imagined that I would have the opportunity to do what I love while living in my dream city. This unique program provided me with so many special experiences and taught me so much. Exploring many new places and meeting so many amazing people made for the most exciting summer. I could not have asked Southern Grace Nannies, LLC to match me with a better family. They immediately welcomed me into their lives and made me feel right at home. The three children I cared for made a huge impact on me, and I will never forget their smiling faces. I loved watching the kids learn and grow so quickly over the course of my stay. I know I have made a lifelong connection with my New York family, and I am so grateful that Southern Grace Nannies, LLC made this whole experience possible.
Moving to New York from Austin, Texas post graduation in 2016 to be a nanny was something I never saw coming. When I had heard of this opportunity to live in New York and to be a part of a family and their children’s lives, I knew that it was meant to be my next adventure. Being a nanny was always something I thought I would enjoy, because of my love for kids, but being a nanny in New York was especially appealing and exciting in many ways. As a recent graduate with a BFA in Dance Performance, I knew New York was where I wanted to embark on this next chapter of my life. Since living here I have not only had the pleasure of helping care for three adorable children, but I have been able to connect with others, grow, and pursue dreams in my career as an artist. To move somewhere new and be a part of a family helped make New York feel like home more quickly and I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful new friends from all around who I know will provide lasting friendships for years to come.
This experience as a whole was not only just a financially stable way to move to this often overwhelming and expensive city, but it was the most welcoming and fulfilling. I truly recommend this opportunity to anyone who is seeking adventure, an experience filled with purpose, or to be loved by the hearts of these little children in New York. I promise it will change you in incredible ways.