It’s not easy to be an au pair everyday and sometimes you feel homesick, lonely, and depressed for different reasons, especially during Christmas time. I remember sometimes I missed my family so much that I wanted to go back home and  other times, I was scrolling through my Facebook activities and saw how my friends had moved on with their lives. I was 25 years old during that time and I felt exactly like this: 

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If some of you guys feel the same way, just know that you’re not alone. Here are some quotes to cheer you up and don’t hesitate to read this article again every time you feel sad and lonely.

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cheer up quotes

cheer up au pair homesick

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And if it doesn’t work, well…try this:


Now I know that the key is to be aware of your feelings. It won’t last too long so be sad for a moment, but then become the super-heroine that made you want to be an au pair in the first place. The one that made you have the courage to leave your comfort zone and leave your town, family and friends. In the mean time, try to see your au pair friends or watch a funny movie. Make a list of what makes you an extraordinary human being, write on a paper 3 things what you are thankful for and finally…Smile!!! 🙂 Leave this bubble of homesickness behind you and smile one more time.


Founder of “Au Pairs Chronicles” and author of the novel “Au pairs love cupcakes”, my main goal is to help and motivate people, including au pairs to live their dream. My favorite quote is ” Be somebody nobody thought you could be.”
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