This week I wanted to share something special about myself; I am the ultimate planner. When I was growing up my mother had a rule: I was not allowed to plan my May birthday party until less than six months prior, because otherwise I would have planned five parties, two sleepovers, and a trip to the roller rink by the end of June.
Planning has always been a way for me to find excitement and positivity in any given situation and it is definitely something that I have carried into adulthood. Being a planner can be very helpful at times, but if I am being honest it can also be quite a hinderance.
Since I began my internship it has become very clear to me how little I know about my future. I could plan it fifty times over and never come to a clean-cut conclusion about where to go from here. As scary as it can be to trudge through the unknowns I try to remind myself that I am not the only intern in the world who is nervous about their future. I am one of many interns who is worried about finances, having a job after completing internship, and in general being a professional.
I am not alone here. I have my supervisors guiding me, past teachers cheering me on, and a supportive family. At the end of the day, I have to remind myself to step away from the calendar and to-do lists and find joy in this once in a lifetime experience I have here at internship, because it won’t last forever.
So, if you’re an intern and you are also feeling the weight of the rest of your life weighing on your shoulders, remember this: giving your all is enough, you are not alone, and this too shall pass so enjoy it while it lasts.
Wishing you all the best.