So hypothetically, let’s say you’re studying abroad in Italy. And say you happen to forget to look for internships until the very end of the semester. By which time you get so distracted with enjoying your last couple weeks in such an amazing country that you forget again. Only to come back to the States, graduate, and realize your experience in your chosen field is… none.
The good news is, it’s going to be okay! Things always work out the way that they should. It might not always seem that way, but it’s true!
Take, for example, the hypothetical situation stated above that’s maybe not so hypothetical. After an amazing semester abroad, I returned to the States with no experience in my field, and a bit of confusion on what to do next. I started researching for internships in the area, and after applying to quite a few, hearing nothing back, and beginning to get quite concerned, I stumbled across a unique advertisement.
Someone was looking for a writer of blogs and articles. I could write blogs and articles! They were located in Simi Valley. I live close to Simi Valley! And they encouraged positivity through their work and the news they covered, spreading smiles and happiness to everyone. Positivity is what I’m all about!
I applied for an internship position at Smile TV, and it’s been working out perfectly. It’s exactly what I was looking for, without actually knowing what I was looking for! They are understanding of my work scheduling (gotta pay those bills somehow), have a snack table (yum!), and a dog who wanders around the office during work days (I love dogs!).
If I would have gotten too stressed out and given up when I couldn’t find an internship right away, I wouldn’t have found the amazing internship I have now. So whenever I start to get overwhelmed about things not working out properly, or not doing things on time- I just remind myself to breath. Breath and relax, because everything will work out exactly the way it’s supposed to.
I wish I would have known sooner to trust in life; to trust that things happen just as they should, and that everything will always work out in the appropriate, but also in the correct way…even if it doesn’t always feel like it.