“I miss my family so much, but it is also valuable to know if your place in the world is somewhere else. If you don’t take risks, you can’t win“, showed Valentina Becker, a Colombian who changed his life.
The young woman of 24 years – from Cartagena– chose to immigrate to the United States in June 2021 with the goal of living a new experience, according to his words. “I am afraid to leave my country, even if it is worth it. It’s amazing to get to know different cultures and face new realities” said Valentina in an interview with Clarion.
With the motivation to live abroad, the public accounting student made the determination to works as a babysitter through the “Au Pair” company, one of the most famous employment organizations in the world. What he didn’t know was that he would soon find happiness in this country.
The beginning of an experience you will never forget
In 2017, the young Colombian worked as a waitress in a restaurant in Cartagena. He wanted to pay for his university studies, but A sudden decision stopped his goal of becoming a professional for a while.
“I heard a talk at my college about a babysitting company (NdR: the “Au Pair” organization) looking for nannies in the United States. that knowledge and english and after a few months I’m ready to sign up. I wanted a new challenge, so I worked to achieve it”, claims the nanny.
“He came from a very humble family, that’s it “It took me two years to pay for all the documents and tickets to travel.” Valentina explained. Once all the paperwork has been paid, the student is hired by a family.
on June 2021, After determining his destination, he took off Course of Georgia, a state located in the southeastern part of the United States. In that place, he was received by a couple who had two children – one 12 years old and the other 8 years old – whom he had to take care of. But, according to him, Your experience there was not pleasant..
“At first they treated me well, though as the months pass I measured the mistreatment I received from them.. They don’t want me to wear shorts or skirts because of the boys and I was so overwhelmed by that.“, expressed the young woman sadly.
His stay in the house lasted for six months and when the contract ended in December, traveled to the state of Nevada to enjoy the holidays with a friend. “When I saw that I was sad about what I experienced with my employers, my friend invited me to dinner and that night I met Andrew (NdR: friend of his friend’s friend). Immediately, I felt the chemistry with him” Valentina acknowledged.
The reason he stayed in the US: “I found love”
“We exchanged phone numbers on that outing and the next day we had our first date on ‘Lake Tajo’, a place covered with snow. He is very romantic to me, He did everything to see me even on icy roads, “Unbelievable,” said the Colombian.
The “beautiful” thing did not last long since Valentina, 24 hours ago, made a journey to the state of Virginia to work. There he took care of a family of three children, however He never lost touch with Andrew.
The American partner with Valentina, after proposing to her in Las Vegas. Photo: @iamvalentina09, Instagram.
After a while, at April 2022 this young man from 35 years -employee of Tesla, American car company- He invited her to vacation in Cancun. “It’s been an amazing week. Maybe I told him I was going to fly to Colombia because I no longer enjoy working as a babysitter.”, Valentina clarified.
At that moment, Andrew – hopelessly in love with her – He asks her to stay with him.. Finally, he is He prepared everything to return to his homeland, however He is not convinced about returning to Colombia..
A few weeks later, before Valentina left for her country, Andrew sent her over Las Vegas. So, the couple vacation in Sin City.
On June 17, 2022, during a summer night, The man suggested to her: He knelt before the fountain of the “Bellagio Hotel” and Valentina in between Tears of joy, she said “Yes.”
Andrew and the young Colombian woman at their wedding celebration. Photo: @iamvalentina09, Instagram.
“Marrying him was the best decision I ever made in my life.” “He is loving and does things for me that no one else has done,” said the girl happily.
Currently, Valentina and Andrew are happily married and live in Tampa, Florida. “I am grateful for my life, I still work as a nanny, but in any case I intend to live from the networks as a content creator. I believe that things can be achieved with sacrifice and I am willing to achieve my dreams.” said the young Colombian with emotion.