Dear Host Family,
Thank you for your interest on me. My name is Amanda Santos. I’m 23 years old. I live in a small town in the state of Minas Gerais in the southeast of Brazil. I grew up here with my four aunts because my mother was only 18 when I was born. They took care of me very well. The oldest, Ana, took care of my education and tought me the good values in life. My aunt Dulce tought me the faith and took me to church since I was 7. Conceição, the third one, took care of my healthy, and meals. The last one, Mary, was my good advicer . She always had a good and positive mind. As you see, I was lucky with those four angels in my life. They all always supported and believed on my dreams. Also they are hard-working people. Three of them owns a clothes store and Aunt Dulce works as a volunteer at church. I thank them everything I am. In our everyday life, the whole family like to have lunch together on weekends and holidays. We attend mass on Sunday mornings and get together after that.
I can describe myself as an outgoing, calm, flexible, organized, funny, friendly, talkative, and responsible person. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, theatres, movies, read good books. I like practing sports, dancing( I attended dancing class for a year) , painting, traveling, knitting, singing ( My friends and I used to have a rock band ). When I am on my own, I enjoy listening to music, surf on the internet, reading , cooking and so on. I’m an optimistic person and I try to see the positive side of every situation. I am very kind and I like to treat people with respect and consideration.
Regarding my professional life, I worked with 20 children aged newborn to 6 years old as a volunteer in a daycare for children in need for three months. That was one of the best experiences I had passed trough because I had to face all kind of challenges such as assisting them with the shower and meals, changing diaper, brushing their teeth, helping wih their homework, playground time and singing lessons and parental report writing.
I also had a great experience with around 15 children at church school once a week. I worked with children aged 8 to 9 years old as a dancing teacher three years ago as well. I attended a Flight Attendant Course for eight months. In that period, I learned how to survive in the forest and we did a CPR course.
I look forward to this new experience in my life. I hope we can get along well and I’m going to do my best to you and the family feel confortable with me. I believe it is a big challenge having a foreign person at home. However I carry with me the Brazilian carism to be a friendly, cheerful and positive person.
I love children because they are transparent and they don’t use to lie . They are happy all the time, sing and dance. They make us happier , teach us better than any teacher. They move us with their innocence and they are God gifts. I love making the difference in each child life. Also I love how they love truly. When I am with them I use to forget all life problems . I have fun and I feeI a little fool. It keep me young.
Working as an Au Pair will keep me connected with is really important to me _ my love for children, family values, personal and profissional growing, and a good knowledge to be a sucessfull person in my country.
These is only part of me. I have tried in a few words to describe opinions and interests. I think words are not enough to describe something such complex as a human being.
I hope my profile fits in your needs!
With love, Amanda