The story of how I got to teach in five countries in one season.
In 2014 I moved to Madrid to work as an Au Pair in Majadahonda, for free room and board, and 50 euros pocket-money a week. Having held a paid job since I was 16, I had no idea just how insecure not earning money would make me feel. Not being able to save and seeing my savings dwindle away every time I fancied exploring my new home, was a total bummer. So when the opportunity to double my weekly wage came my way, I pounced on it.
Then I trebled it.
And in the end, quintupled it.
Here are my nuggets of wisdom based on my experience as a native English speaker in Madrid…