Sunday, August 21, 2011

10 Weeks

It's not the destination, but the journey getting there that makes the venture worth while. The trials and tribulations that one is presented with, being placed outside comfort zones and the people one shares these experiences with are what made this internship an amazing experience for me. More than anything for me, I took away as much as I could from this experience. I had skills to start off with, but doing the work I did this summer, collaborating with fellow interns and even just traveling outside of california made it all a memorable summer.

Never in my life have I had the opportunity to do the kind of work I did, with the help and resources of those who have been doing this kind of work for years. Sharing their experiences, tribulations and philosophies that culminated into the people they are today, sharing it with those who are starting on the same path they started out on, long ago. But unlike me, they didn't have someone guiding them, they just got thrown into the pool and they had to learn to swim on the spot.

Now, there's this transition of kinda not knowing what to do next, you know ? When you go from one place to another and finding that in-between space to make sure you don't lose the momentum you just garnered and taking it somewhere else to continue making things happens. This means adding and refining my resume to make sure that I properly reflect the work that I accomplished this summer. And work I did.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Hedgehogs Dilema

Once, there was a hedgehog who wanted nothing more than to be close to
other hedgehogs. Tried as hard as he did, he could never get close
enough to them. He was afraid of hurting them and in turn, getting
hurt himself because of their quills. No matter how hard he tried, he
never found a way of getting closer to other hedgehogs without someone
getting hurt. So he spent the rest of his life alone, never being able
to get closer to another hedgehog.

~ con safos ~