You Know What It Is. Everything I Do, I Do It Big.
I just finished my spring/summer paid internship at a digital marketing agency. I was supposed to be an intern for the entire summer but business was slow and they ran out of things for me to write. They will keep me on on a freelance basis because they like my writing. It’s unfortunate because a month ago they hired a new intern and she is still there while I am not, even though I was hired before her. I must say that I saw this coming as soon as the work stopped piling up.
Anyways, this just means that I can focus on gaining more editorial experience through The New School Free Press and contributing pieces to other publications, whether I get paid or not. I can apply to any remaining summer journalism internships and see where my research skillls and resume takes me. I can even focus on growing my own social media clientele and having more control over my own income. I am reading The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. It’s informative and is giving me a lot of ideas. The main focus right now is getting some stream of income so that I can eat.
It used to be that when something negative like this would happen I would take it as rejection and get down on myself. I would use it as a chance to reinforce negative perceptions about myself but not anymore. It’s nice to see myself growing, not only as a writer and employee, but as a person. It helps that I have a great support system in the form of my mom and my boyfriend.
To this experience I say c’est la vie and to the world I say bring it on! And if doors take a while to open, I will continue to hone my skills so I just get better and better. And if anyone knows someone, a small business or a musician/band that needs someone who can produce content for their website and maintain their social media, let me know! In the meantime, I’m going to put on my Wiz Khalifa today because although I hear ”haters talk but there’s nothing you can tell ‘em/ Just made a million, got another million on my schedule.” Err…I’m just waiting for the millions part.