Essa é uma das partes mais complicadas e chatinhas de se fazer, só perde pro vídeo
pelo menos eu achei. Então vou contar como eu planejei e escrevi a minha.
Primeiro eu li a letter de váaaarias meninas
e anotei algumas frases que gostei, depois peguei o roteiro do Manual da Au Pair Prática e do Au Pair Is…, li 300 vezes e montei o meu roteiro, que ficou, mais ou menos, assim:
1º parágrafo – Apresentação: falo meu nome, idade, onde e com quem moro e falo um pouco da minha cidade.
2º parágrafo – Família: falo um pouco sobre a minha família e o quanto são importantes pra mim.
3º parágrafo – Personalidade e Hobbies: falo um pouco sobre mim e o que gosto de fazer, incluindo crianças always.
4º parágrafo – Experiência: falo sobre todas as minhas experiências com criança.
5º parágrafo – Atualmente: falo sobre o que faço atualmente.
6º parágrafo – Por que quero ser au pair: falo o porquê e explico porque o programa é perfeito pra mim.
A partir desse roteiro, peguei um caderno e comecei a escrever em português (eu prefiro escrever no papel e fazer aquela bagunça de ficar riscando, puxando seta, colocando asterisco. Tem gente que prefere fazer direto no word que aí pode apagar bonitinho. Aí depende do que você acha melhor!). Carta prontinha, traduzi tudo.
Minha agente e os pais da baby canadense que eu cuido elogiaram muito a minha carta. Espero que as families também gostem, né?
De vez em quando eu ia lá e mudava alguma coisinha, por isso não coloquei aqui antes, mas agora tá bloqueada no site, não tem como mexer mais, então aqui vai:
Dear Host Family,
Thank you for your interest in me. My name is Vanessa and my friends and family usually call me Nessa. I am 20 years old and live in Rio de Janeiro with my aunt Denise, my cousins, Marina and Joao Vitor and our dog, a french bulldog called Brisa. I was born here but when I was 5 years old my parents and I moved to Sao Joao Nepomuceno, in the state of Minas Gerais in the southeast of Brazil, where I grew up and where my parents live until today. That is a small city and has some beautiful waterfalls and a peaceful neighborhood. I moved back to Rio de Janeiro to start college when I was almost 18 years old and I love this city, It’s the most beautiful city in the world, in my opinion, with so many natural beauty: wonderful beaches, woods, the Sugar Loaf Mountain; also has the Christ the Redeemer statue, high on Corcovado Mountain, where you have a breathtaking view of the whole city and the carnival, when we have amazing Samba School’s Parades. The only problem is the weather, this is a really hot city and like winter, cold.
I am only child and my cousins are like siblings to me. My family is big but almost everybody live in Sao Joao Nepomuceno and it’s about 3 hours by car from Rio de Janeiro. We are all very attached with each other and is great to reunite all of us at my grandparents farm on the weekend and spend the whole day just talking. I visit them a lot, at least once a month, sometimes twice, and talk with my parents on the phone almost every day. Family is everything for me, my basis, who I know I can always count with and all of them are encouraging me a lot to be an Au Pair.
I can describe myself as a independent, responsible, honest, calm, lovely, organized, easy going, flexible, creative and fun person. I enjoy music, cook, watch TV, surf on the internet, travel with my parents, go to museums, walk on the park or go to the mall with my cousins, go to the cinema with friends, play games and spend time with family, but the two things I like to do the most are read and spend time with my cousins kids. I read a lot, am always reading something, this year I’ve already read 10 books and my cousins children are my passions, I become a child again when I’m with them, we swim, ride a bike, draw, play costume and soccer together. Once, they traveled with me, without their parents, and I took them to a museum, beach, amusement park and movie theater. Were wonderful days. I love to be with them.
Regarding my experience, I worked with children aged 1 to 3 years as a volunteer in a daycare for children in need where I stimulated their motor control, psychomotor education (music, games, basic hygiene and nutrition) and socialization. I’ve also worked as a babysitter of two kids for 5 years. When I started the girl was 8 months old, now she is 6 and the boy is 4 years old. I was fully responsible for them so I had to change diapers, bath them, put on a nap, read stories, take to ride a bike, play costumes, arts and crafts, take to the park, do picnic, etc. Were two amazing experiences and I learned a lot in both. I love to be with kids because they are so transparent. Their happiness and innocence make me happier and I appreciate how they love truly. I love to make the difference in a child life.
Nowadays I work as a babysitter for two families. One is a baby girl called Arden Flora who has just moved to Rio de Janeiro. She is 11 months old and I started to take care of her on september. I play, take to a walk, to the park, beach, give her a snack, bath her and put on a nap. Sometimes I babysit her at night so I give her dinner, prepare and give bottle, read some stories and put on bed too. The other one is Emilia, an american girl who is 1 year old and I just started to take care of her. I play with her, take to the park, to the beach and put on a nap. It’s a great opportunity to know a little about the american culture and practice my english.
I want to be an Au Pair because I think that an exchange is a huge experience and personal growth, once you’ll know yourself better and face different challenges, and I completely love the american culture since I started to study english, when I was 8. Also, I want to improve my english. This program is perfect for me because is an amazing opportunity to live with an american family, know their culture better and work with I like: take care of children.
I hope my profile fits in your needs!
Eu roubei algumas frases de algumas pessoas, mas a única que lembro é a Mandy (thanks, btw), as outras não lembro mais, desculpem, se quiserem se manifestar. Bom, roubei na cara dura mesmo, mas obrigada meninas. Se quiserem roubar coisas da minha também, feel free. Mas pelo amor hein, não vão me roubar a letter inteira!