Sunday, November 15, 2009

End of internship, beginning of being jobless again

So, I will have more time on my hands for a bit! My internship ended on Friday and it was really sad leaving the office! It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot. Thinking back on it is funny because when I first started, I felt totally out of my element. I had never worked in a newsroom before and it felt like a foreign country. I was scared to talk to anyone and always nervous, but then after a few weeks I started to get more involved and meet new people and by my first month there, it felt like home! I grew to really love the people and I'm going to miss them a lot. On Thursday, the editorial staff took me to lunch which was really nice. The internship was an excellent introduction to the journalism field and I met so many people -- not just within the newsroom, but many people within the field here in DC as well as many people in government and think tanks. It was definitely a wonderful 3 months and I'm sad that it is over.

My good friend Sarah flew back to Hawaii today and our building already feels emptier without her. Its funny that we have only known each other for 3 months but feels like our whole lives! The end of anything makes me sad and nostalgic, but as our friend J pointed out, it is also the beginning of the next step.

I am back job hunting again, which is not fun. It was nice to have a break from job searching. I need to find something (ANYTHING... well not anything, but you know what I mean) stat because my bank account is low-low. On a lighter note, I plan to use some of my free time to enjoy the Smithsonian, monuments and other sites DC has to offer (for free).

Well, back to writing my annotated bibliography for Government and Politics!

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