December 19, 2007


I'm going to start nannying part-time in January, and as my starting date is approaching, I've become a little bit nervous. The boys seem well-behaved, but I am getting a general anxious feeling that I'm going to be in over my head.
The other day a friend of mine told me that she was going to stitch some writing onto a blanket she was making. When I asked her where she learned to do that, she said she had never done it before, but since she had never failed at it, she felt pretty sure that she could do it. She said she would just create each letter one at a time with little stitches.
I feel like I should have a positive attitude like that about nannying. There's nothing telling me that I'm going to fail, and if I run into problems, I'll work them out one issue at a time. I have complete confidence in my ability to problem-solve in a babysitting setting, so I shouldn't let the overwhelming feeling that "something will go wrong" make me nervous about it.

Posted by jujio at December 19, 2007 11:41 AM
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