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.


Anonymous said...

Yer full of caca. "Work" and "accomplishment" for a man, is qualified by what he earns. After a man pays his bills and puts something away for the future, THEN he can afford to volunteer and "give back". From the looks of your fat arse you've never hit a lick at anything but doughnuts and tacos in your whole pathetic life.

Get a YOB!

Anonymous said...

dear anonymous, we all have our individualistic definitions of what 'work' is. Work is not simply defined by monetary value. if accomplishments are qualified only by what he earns, then it sounds like you are living a life without passion and heart. how sad. if you don't like volunteering your time to a cause, then just say it. you don't have to be a dick to those who are making a change in their communities. you can make time to volunteer as you work. even if its an hour or two a week...its just a matter of wanting to volunteer.

everyone likes doughnuts and tacos, but no one likes assholes.

get a (critical) consciousness!