Did you make resolutions for the New Year?
There are different kinds of resolutions. They usually range from breaking bad habits which affect our health to helping others.
For Irina, who is in her second year of being an Au Pair for goAUPAIR agency, it is to experience the things she was afraid to do before, like sky surfer paraplane in Ocean city, and exploring new places, like Universal Studios in Florida and Chicago’s Skydeck and The Ledge and watching for the first time in her life a Broadway show in New York City.

She is planning meeting 99 new people from around the world and  making an international food and farewell party with all her friends.  Also Irina wants to create several movies and albums for her host familiy and friends, make a little performance “Teremok” with her children n Russian,  and volunteering for many places, like Food Bank,  Hospital, museum and library and many other resolutions that helping others. Irina has only six months for her resolutions before going home so she is planing to do a lot for her host family, friends and community.

Here are Irina’s resolutions for 2011, enjoy!


Irina’s Host Family nominated her for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award 2011.

Did you make resolutions for 2011? A resolution is a promise. It is a promise that you make to yourself,  but often for others- your family, friends and community.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jason
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 19:08:52

    I know Irina well enough to know that she’ll finish everyone of her goals for the year with time to spare! She already started volunteering at the food bank.


  2. Зинаида
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 18:01:38

    We can think that lots of AU Pairs in the period of their 6 last months of “AU Pairing” don’t have too much things to do just waiting for the time to go back home and buying souvenirs for their families and enjoying the time with the friends.
    But then I red “The Wilmington times” I remembered that the USA is a country where you can continuously learn the culture, new things, visit many places….
    i want to be honest with you I am an AU Pair too and really didn’t have any of those goals before. May be because we never appreciate the time for spending it on really interesting things or we never think that the time is running by fast and one day we have to leave! And Irina inspired me to realize some part of her resolution.
    I love the idea of volunteerism and would like to be a part of it too. I think it’s a great opportunity to share experiences and help people at the same time. The idea with participating in a language group is really awesome, you can help other people to learn languages and learn it yourself, make friends and keep in touch for the rest of your life. It’s really amazing that somebody form other country wants to know 5 languages and I am sure Irina is that kind of girl who can’t stop learning and is always focused on things she really wants.
    My congratulations to Irina. I am really amazed how much things you have done in the USA and still want to do during last 6 months!
    Go, Irina, Go, you can do it!
    I vote for you too!


  3. Jose Villanueva
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 14:20:28

    Great thoughts, Irina! I am sure you will realize all your plans and make your goals coming alive this year! You always reach your goals! Good luck!


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