I have never had an internship.
It's something I always planned to do in school, or at least assumed I would get around to. But I ended up getting very involved in a campus leadership position during my junior and senior years of college and, well, never got around to getting myself an internship.
In graduate school, I had the opportunity for a really kick-ass internship. But due to the travel it would have required, and the impact that would have had on my schedule, I was not able to take it. It would have been an incredible opportunity for me and to this day, I have literally been kicking myself in the ass over having to turn it down.
So maybe things in the universe are finally resolving this issue for me. I am really and truly, ridiculously over the moon happy to report, that I have an internship. I have been selected to be an intern at the BlogHer 2011 Conference. I feel beyond lucky, incredibly grateful, and immensely excited about this opportunity.
This posting today on Bits of Truth really resonated with me. Not just for how it related to this opportunity I've been given, but really this whole blogging experience in general.
Most people don't know this about me, (and I even mean most people IRL don't know this), but I actually have a Master's Degree in Media Communications. Within my coursework, I focused on writing. So a good chunk of my life for two-and-a-half years was spent alone with a computer. Writing short pieces, writing feature length scripts, writing everything in between. Creating characters, expressing ideas, and trying to find my voice. And I loved that time and how it helped to not only develop my abilities, but how it helped shape me as a person. Sadly, I have not yet had the chance to use that schooling in my professional life (well, not very much, anyway) but this whole experience of coming here to my own little corner of the web to write and create and share.....well, it's done me a world of good.
So with the gratitude I feel over being selected for this internship, there also comes a the feeling of gratitude for those of you that come here to this little corner of the web and read my ramblings, who laugh with me (and maybe sometimes at me!), who send me messages encouraging me....thanks.
So before this gets posting gets too mushy and sentimental, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Friday and a great weekend. Thank for the positive thoughts you have been sending my way recently -- looks like they paid off :)