College has been a wonderful experience for me, and I am truly sad that it has come to an end! But now I find myself asking a scary question that seems to haunt me even in my sleep…
While this technically won’t be an issue for the next 7 weeks of my life since I will be keeping myself busy in London, thoughts continue to run through my head about what exactly I want to do when I grow up. Will I ever figure this out? I don’t know the answer to that question right now but I think it’s okay that I don’t… While this is a scary feeling, not knowing what I’m going to be coming home to (besides my shitty retail job I have been working for the past year), this is what makes life so exciting! Throwing yourself into new things and experiences is what life should be all about. I have attempted many different jobs and hobbies and have loved some, hated others. The point is that you put yourself in different types of situations to not only gain knowledge and experience but to also learn about yourself.
By working various jobs here and there throughout my life thus far, I have learned a lot of different things. From dodging spilling drinks as a cocktail waitress to cleaning blood off dental instruments as an assistant, I know how to work and work hard. But is that enough? Probably not. Since my resume might not be up to par for Corporate America, I will attempt to make it so by working as an intern in London this summer for a very large global company.
Internships seem to be the best and worst things that could have ever happened to college students… You get to gain great (well, hopefully) work experience but… I’m not getting paid for this?? I mean… okay… All I have to say is that I really hope this internship will give my resume the facelift it needs and land me that future job. I’m sure a lot of my fellow graduates have been much more proactive than me in their life plans and already have an amazing job lined up for them, but I am thankful that I do not. Why? Because I probably would have never pushed myself to make such a big decision like traveling to an unfamiliar country for an internship.
This is my life and what I make out of it. I am 23 years old and ready to experience everything this world has to offer. What fun would life be if you keep yourself closed off and sheltered all the time?
I hope that by making this journey and writing about it in my blog I will be able to inspire you and others to think about what else is out there in this big world we all live in. Take chances!