Inside the Intern's Mind: Living and still learning

As my college career is coming to an end, there are many things I look back and reflect on. It’s been a great time but now it’s time to turn my focus to the future.

What I’ve been asked a lot recently is “what do I want to do once I’m finished,” and “how was my college experience?” My personal favorite is “where are you going to end up?”

I guess what I want to do and where I want to go would have similar answers but truthfully I have no clue where I’m going to be in six months time. It’s a little nerve-racking but it excites me more than anything else. Knowing I can go anywhere makes me happy I chose journalism as my future.

Even with graduation coming up, there are still so many things I don’t know. Growing up like any typical teenager, I thought I knew everything but as soon as I got into college I started learning real life lessons. 

Being 6-7 hours from home I had to deal with things on my own. Yes, I would call my mom and complain but there was nothing she could do but listen to me and give me advice. I have learned a lot but I’m still learning so much about how to be a successful “adult.”

Being older in college isn’t really being an adult; you are just attempting “adulting.” It’s almost like there is a checklist or a to do list to be considered an adult and there are plenty of those boxes I can’t check off yet. To me “adulting” is like a 30-day free trial that actually isn’t free. It’s almost like a cash scam you get roped into without wanting to.

There are still things I need to figure out and learn before adulthood, but I’m going to have to do this quickly since my time in college is almost up.


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