Posts Tagged ‘london’

Today I realized that I have been keeping up with this blog for a little bit over a year, so I took the time to look back at some of the first posts that I had written. I look at myself through this blog a year ago, and I remember how confused I was — about my futures, my goals… myself.

On January 2, 2011, I wrote a post entitled “2011: The Year I Got My Life in Order.” I set one New Years resolution for myself:

decide what I want in life and get motivated to make it happen

Personally, I think I did damn good.

A year ago, I had just gotten rejected from Texas Creative, the original reason I had become an advertising major, I was frantically searching for a last-minute internship, and considering switching my major to Public Relations. Hence the resolution.

But this year I applied and was accepted into the TexasMedia program, travelled to London to work a summer internship, and took a trip to New York City, where I networked with 4 agencies in hopes of securing a full time job come post-grad.

now I’m not really sure where the next year will take me.

2011 was definitely a year that has shaped my future. 2012 will be the year that begins it.

On March 14, 2012 I will be turning 22, and for me that kind of signifies the real start to adulthood. 21 was a year to play and have fun, 22 means it’s time to get serious. On May 18, 2012 I will be graduating from the University of Texas. Shortly after that, if all goes as planned, I will be picking up and shipping out to New York City, fulfilling a dream I’ve had for years.

See that.

That is what I call a plan.

A year ago, I didn’t have one, and I told myself that soon I was going to have one. This might have been the first New Years resolution I actually made happen, ever. Well, cheers to 2011, and I cannot wait for 2012!

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If you know me, you have heard about my car. I call it “the big boat”, “P.O.S.”, or anything along those lines really. Why? It’s a 1997 Infiniti Sedan that is so long it’s almost impossible to parallel park on the streets of Austin. It also only gets 17-19 mpg and takes premium gas.

<I would put a photo of it here if I had one, but it isn’t exactly the cutest thing.>

have been begging my dad for a newer(ish) car for years. One a little more gas and Austin efficient. Today I was given a choice about it.

Mom: New car or London?

Me: London. Duh.

Mom: Good choice. London it is.

Because yes, my car sucks and may die on me any day now. But a new car is going to last me, what? 7 or 8 years?

The experience I gain abroad will last me a lifetime. It will be the experience that lands me that awesome job that provides me the salary to provide for myself and buy myself a new car.

So yes, it’s official. I will be living and interning in London for 8 weeks this summer. The excitement is too much for me to even be able to describe, even as I am bogged down with multiple tests this week (and should be studying right now). If I could, I’d run around screaming (but that would probably just freak my roommate out).

Expect lots of happy blog posts as I begin the process of interviewing with companies in London and buying plane tickets and getting my working Visa etc etc. I can barely believe myself as I’m typing. I was absolutely elated today when my enrollment advisor told me how much of a solid candidate I was because I was studying advertising at such a prestigious university. Thank god for the University of Texas.

Oh and here’s the best part: Not only will I be in London for the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie (Yes, I’m an HP nerd, and I will be at that event), but our housing is right next to King’s Cross. Maybe Platform 9 & 3/4 really does exist 😉

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Summer of Dreams

What I’ve been waiting for, hoping for, dreaming for, for so long, may actually be happening. A once in a lifetime opportunity. The adventure of a lifetime.

I may be spending my summer living and working in London. LONDON!!!!

When I discovered this program through Dream Careers, I automatically knew this was something I was interested in. I’ve always wanted to study abroad, but it never worked out with my course work. This seemed like the next best thing!

For a price, they house you and feed you for the summer. They take you on weekend activities around London, and a weekend in Paris is even included. They pair you with an internship coordinator who perfects your resume, coaches you on phone interviews, and matches you with companies that fit your interests. They guarantee you an internship. If you don’t find one, they give you a full refund.

It seems to good to be true. But I will make this happen. This is my once in a lifetime chance at a great adventure. It’s going to be scary. It’s going to be hard. But I’m going to do it. I will be there.

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