I am 22 and new to the Austin area and I come originally from Portland, OR and have spent the past 14 years in St. Petersburg, FL. I love crafting of all sorts and I'm great at cooking and cleaning. I am the eldest of four of my own siblings and three other children who grew up with my family for some time, between the ages of 6 and 13. My oldest sibling is 15, so it's safe to say that I am comfortable handling children of all ages and I am confident in caring for newborns. I've seen and done everything and after it all I think kids have the best ways of reminding us how beautiful life is. Most of my experience is unpaid, but I feel that it is priceless experience all the same. I believe that the best thing you can do for a child is nourish their creativity and yearning to learn, as well as their independence to an extent. Always allow them to dream, push themselves to be the best they can be and reassure them that anything is possible. I have recently embarked on my dream to become a masseuse, which I've wanted since I was 4 years old. I have class Monday and Wednesdays, 5:00-11:00 p.m. with an internship on the horizon. Becoming fluent in massage therapy takes plenty of practice, so, if you are willing to help me learn, I'd love to offer some free massage.