A bigger appreciation of home. A bigger love for New York. A whole lot of knowledge. A better sense of direction. A Starbucks Gold card. A plethora of magazines. New friends. Better budget management.
I’m not one to always brag about home. The reality is, home is in the middle of nowhere really, and there isn’t much to say about it. But being away from it longer than usual made me realize why I still come back to it—it’s the people. I may not be a fan of the lack of stores and things to do, but I have met some pretty incredible people in that small town.
This one I expected. New York is one of those places that I’ve always thought about, read about, and talked about. But it’s one thing to dream about and another to tackle it and immerse yourself in it. And now that I have, I’m hooked.
Around Week 4, my team of interns and I were working on our project. One of us had a really solid thought or idea and Amy stopped us and said, “Wait, do you realize that three weeks ago, we had no idea what that even meant?” As I look through my notes from the beginning of my internship, I’ve come to see just how much I really did learn! Outside of the world of media and advertising, I definitely learned a whole lot about facing obstacles and being on my own for a bit.
I’ll be the first to admit that my sense of direction isn’t the best. And living in this city forced me to improve that. Significantly!
It’s true, I’ve become one of my biggest fears from the time I began drinking coffee…I am a coffee addict. Every morning, I would grab a cup in the office kitchen. It was easy, it was quick, and it was the perfect pick-me-up. But then on the weekends, I found myself struggling to focus and would end up at the Starbucks a block away from my building. Thanks to my roommate’s advice, I registered my Starbucks giftcard my mom had given me before leaving and well, now it’s gold.
And I am so grateful for it!
I was nervous to come to New York. Not going to lie. Because I literally didn’t know a soul my age. Lucky for me, I ended up with some fabulous roommates and met some really wonderful interns. And was even reunited with an old neighbor from 8 years ago!
Shout out to Mint.com.
A bigger appreciation of home.
A bigger love for New York.
A whole lot of knowledge.
A better sense of direction.
A Starbucks Gold card.
A plethora of magazines.
Better budget management.