What a whirlwind of a month. Between an internship, preparations for summer, school work and tests, and multiple organizations, my life has been on the go in a crazy way this past month. Tonight was the first night since spring break that I haven’t had a paper to write, assignment to complete, or test to study for, and it feels good.
And with this free time, I get to reflect on the past month and the joys and realizations it has brought me.
First and foremost: Holy Crap, I’m leaving in a month!
Well, technically I’m not heading to London until June, but I will be packing up and leaving Austin in a month to spend about 2 much needed weeks with my family before I start my European adventure. A majority of me is excited, a little bit of me is scared to death.
For those of you who don’t know, I will be interning at the headquarters of Proximity Worldwide this summer. Proximity is a global digital advertising agency, and I will be doing account services-type work for them. I am so excited, both for the hands on experience I will be getting, but also the propel this internship will provide for me down the road in my career search. This is that pivotal internship that is either going to confirm or deny that I have chosen the right major and career path.
And yes, that’s scary.
Secondly, I don’t know if I’ve ever been this passionate about anything in my life, ever.
I was recently given the position of Overall Chair for the University of Texas Dance Marathon. For those of you who don’t know exactly what that is, head over here to find out. But it is a cause I believe in with all my heart, and I am ready to jump in head first and work myself to death making this event be all that it can be.
I was blessed with a great Co-Overall chair and faculty advisor, and now a wonderful exec board of 15 that we will be managing over the next year. Let me tell you, this team will do great things. I don’t want to spoil any of the big surprises we have coming up, but expect some great changes. UT won’t know what hit it.
And lastly, I’ve realized that I truly hate tests, and college has done it’s job.
For the past two years, as my freshman and sophomore years came to an end, I sat here saying, “I can’t believe I’m ____% done with college; I want to be in college forever!”. Now I sit here as my third year is coming to a close. It’s a scary thought. My best friend from high school is moving away this summer to go to nursing school and she said to me, “Alyssa! Summer 2012 you have to come visit me and we can go here and here and here!” I had to respond with, “Well, come summer 2012, I will have a real job.”
At first, yes, the thought was scary. Very scary. But now that I think about it, I realized that college has accomplished what it was supposed to accomplish with me. I am ready to break out of the world of education I’ve been living in for the past 16 years and start doing something I love. Start making a difference somewhere somehow. I’m sick of the British lit tests and the management assignments you get full credit for just for turning in. I am excited for the days where I get up and spend the day doing what I love. And knowing that I get to do that for the rest of my life is all I need to know to send me to bed with a smile on my face.
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