AND ALL THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED...

Friday, October 13, 2017


Every day, I buy popcorn, walk inside the theater, prop my feet up, and watch the Show That Is My Life. I swear I don’t have control over it; college is the kind of place where life just kind of happens to you, so I’ve just been observing and watching and being entertained.


Take my internship, for example. I wrote for a blog called Cath in College a few months ago, and they emailed me, inquiring if I wanted to become an intern for them. When they’d hinted at recruiting interns, I’d initially thought about sending in my resume, but was hesitant about it because A) my resume is trash because I don’t have any experience in anything, and B) first quarter internships?? Isn’t it a bit too early??


But they emailed me first, so I agreed, and two rounds of interviews later, I have a remote internship that I’m insanely excited about. It’s my first internship (I actually have another one at the on-campus radio station, but that one’s pretty low-key), and I’ll be focused on marketing and branding and short-form content creation, which is something I’m quite interesting in--I mean, take my blog and YouTube channel as examples.


Another thing that’s happened is that I found out my political science class (intro to international relations) doesn’t count for a general ed requirement. For those of you who don’t know, GEs are classes that you’re required to take in college, regardless of major; usually people try to do them all in their first two years to get them all out of the way. I’d thought my poli sci class counted for it, but found out a few days ago that it didn’t, so there’s basically no point in me taking the class. I’ve never dropped a class before, so my pride told me to keep it, but after a lengthy discussion with my suitemates, a twitter poll, and a pros/cons list, I dropped Intro to International Relations like a hot potato. I’m not a poli sci major, and while the class was interesting in theory, it wasn’t actually that interesting in real life. Plus, the last assignment was a hundred pages of reading.


Yeah, nope.


I have also gotten lost quite a bit. I tried to get to Trader Joe’s using the bus, but ended up taking the wrong one and ended up at some mall. I also tried to ride my bike on the streets, but I’m horrible at bike-riding and ended up on the side of the road because I was convinced I was going to get run over by a car. It’ll be quite some time before I actually try riding my bike out there again.


My voice up and left me a few days ago; I tried poke for the first time and loved it; I realized I actually really like tea; my church small group began; I watched the original Blade Runner and was bored to death; people in my building showed me Black Mirror and I got all tripped out; I went to some rooftop gardens at night; I made two of my suitemates try Chick-fil-a (they’d never had it before!); I became Sadie #2 (ish); I vlogged; I lived; I will die.


That took a sharp turn.


I’m just thankful for the opportunity to go here and that I’ve connected with so many people. I know life won’t always be this fun or exciting, but like I said at the beginning of this post--this is the Show That Is My Life. I know now that I’m not the one in control, so I’ve stopped trying to take the reins and instead am learning to enjoy the ride: all the bumps, dips, ditches, and cliche euphemisms I can wring out of this metaphor.


Stay tuned.

4 comments

  1. Ah, dropping classes is always an awkward decision. I remember dropping classes since Secondary School only to find disappointment after disappointment. However, I think I'm at a decent place in my life and I hope things turn out the way I want them to!

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  2. Wow, you're such a cool college student! I bet a lot of college students don't even think about all of this stuff, but you are just nailing it.

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  3. This is the coolest thing. I absolutely love hearing about all of your adventures. And I'm still just so hyped for you about that internship. Keep killing life, my friend. <3

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  4. omg omg omg interning with Cath in College?? Wow, you're killing it! Keep being your epic self.

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