I started writing about where I went in New York, what I was enjoying and what I was adjusting to as a means of chronicling my move and leaving a story behind for not only myself, but for my kids. I want to be able to show Monkey #1 the experiences he is being exposed to here in NYC, that he would not have experienced in New Zealand. It’s been great to look back and seen how much I’ve changed and even adjusted since landing in New York from New Zealand. It’s also been amazing to watch my son grow and even thrive in this city, making his own cultural observations. At times before we left I wondered if my husband and I were being selfish to move to the “city that never sleeps”. I’d done so much research, spoke to so many other families that once lived here and we both decided that it would be a great place for us and the little Monkeys at this stage in our lives.
It’s been a big deal for me to actually start sharing these stories publicly on this blog, but I’m happy I did.
I am honored to have been recognized for an observational piece I wrote on nannies and featured on the front page of BlogHer.com! BlogHer is a community primarily for female bloggers (but not limited to) that creates opportunities for exposure as well as acting as a platform for educating bloggers and the public. Content on BlogHer stems from opinion pieces to interviews, to fact based reporting.
Not everyone will agree with my point of view on the nanny article, but that’s what’s great about blogging – it’s my opinion, which is not necessarily your opinion. I ask you to hop on over to BlogHer and give it a read and let me know your thoughts, I’d really appreciate it.