I’m really excited to announce I’ve officially completed my first semester of technically my senior year. It’s really incredible to think about how quickly these past three years of school have passed me by, and the fact that I only have one semester left until I graduate. Even more so, it’s weird to think that by the time the final season of Game of Thrones is released, I’ll have hopefully landed a full-time job somewhere.
A week before today, I was probably the most stressed I’ve been since I’ve started college. I was dealing with a lot of different factors: finishing my last days at my part-time job, finishing my final projects and reflections, and packing all of my things to move away from Iowa for the summer. On top of all of that, I was unsure about where I would be landing for the summer, whether I would be hired as an intern for the summer, or if after my sister’s graduation I would be going home with my brother and staying with him for the summer.
On Thursday I got in my car, nervous to be on my own again, but excited for what was in front of me. I got a call on the way home to my parents with a job offer from First Tennessee Bank as a Communications (Video Production) Intern, which I gratefully accepted. I happily left everything that was pressing me for time and energy in Iowa, and sped my way home to the family I haven’t seen for months.
Now its as if all of the weight from my shoulders has just washed away. I’m the least stressed I’ve been in a long time. I get to sleep in as long as I want to, although that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll sleep all day. I get up and have the time to do what I want, whether that’s sitting on the couch watching a movie, or walking down to the lake to go fishing. I’ve gotten so much done in terms of things I’ve needed to do that I felt were so pressing, like, passing safety and emissions on my car and renewing the registration on my car (both are things that have impossible for my car to complete in the past), arranging housing for the summer, and so on.
I’m so grateful for everything I have and I’d like to thank every person who helped me get this far. Thank you.