I started my spring internship this week! First impression: Love. I feel like I have already learned so many interesting things about PR and the TV industry and it’s only the beginning! It’s so exciting and refreshing to be able to say that I am doing something that I truly enjoy and am eager to learn more about every day. I worked a full 9 to 5 day and the time seriously flew by. They kept Jasmine (the other intern – who I happen to know from school!) and me busy the whole day with different tasks and projects to work on.
Something that you might not know about me is that I am actually from Houston, Texas! Okay, okay… I’m from Cypress, Texas (a suburb of Houston)…but I swear if you drive 10 minutes down the street from my house you’re technically in Houston so that counts right?? I have been home for winter break for about a month, and as I am writing this, I’m at the airport waiting for my flight back to New York for the spring semester.
Last week, two of my best friends from high school and I decided to get together to explore Houston before we all headed back to school. It’s kind of crazy that I’ve lived just outside of Houston for 10 years, but still have never really taken the time to discover all that Houston has to offer. In high school, I would typically only go into downtown Houston when there was a concert or theater performance I wanted to go to.
I’ve decided to start a new section of my blog called “Worth the Watch” because I want my blog to be a place where I can really share about things, places, and events that I’m passionate about. Though I feel like adding this to my blog may take away from the original “theme” or “niche” I was aiming for when creating this blog – lifestyle and college – I realized that I don’t want the fear of not appealing to a wide audience keep me from writing about what I love.
So, what is “Worth the Watch”? Basically, I love all things entertainment and pop culture, especially television. TV has always been the media that I am most drawn to, and it somehow brings my family and friends together in a way that nothing else really can. In this new part of my blog, I will share about shows I am currently loving (or hating), and what is worth the watch on television right now.
I am excited to use my blog as a creative outlet to share my thoughts one of my favorite things, and I hope this can help you decide on your next big TV binge.
This past semester, there has pretty much been only one thing on my mind…internships. It’s that magical word that so many college students dream about (at least I know that I do). I knew now that freshman year had passed, it was time to start the hunt for my very first internship. There were some people I knew who were interning during the fall of sophomore year, but I decided I wanted to wait to give it a go until the spring so that I could give myself some time to adjust to my new responsibilities that I had taken on within some on-campus organizations. Now that I have completed the fall of my sophomore year, I know what kind of workload I can handle and how to best manage my time.
I can now very happily report that I have secured my first internship! It was no easy task, but I am thrilled to start in January at a company I am excited about. I won’t name the place I am interning at as of right now, only because I’m not sure if they are comfortable being written about online. What I will tell you is that I am going to be a public relations intern at a communications agency specializing in publicity for television programs and networks.
I’m back!! This past summer, I decided to try my hand at blogging. I invested a lot of time into creating my site and putting up my first posts, and I absolutely loved it. But the entire summer, there was a voice in the back of my head telling me that I wouldn’t be able to stick with it once school started up again. I hate to say it, but I gave in to that little voice. Summer had ended, and my sophomore year had begun. I was completely consumed with studying, assignments, club meetings, and leadership positions. On top of that, I was juggling a social life and adventures in the city. Needless to say, I let blogging fall to the wayside.
But here I am. Back again, ready to embrace the new year. 2016 was a great year full of fun times with friends and exciting experiences at school and in New York. Here’s a lightning-round-style look back at some of my favorite memories of the fall of my sophomore year.
I came across this blog post, “101 Things in 1001 Days” by Life With Kendal, a few weeks ago and was immediately inspired to do the same on my blog. I believe the concept for this kind of bucket list type post originated from Mackenzie Horan on her blog, Design Darling. Mackenzie really hit the nail on the head for me when she explained what exactly her list means to her. She writes, “I am keeping a list of 101 things I’d like to accomplish in the next 1001 days. For me, 1001 days (2.75 years) is a happy medium between writing a to-do list and keeping a bucket list. It’s a way to dream big and make regular progress toward meeting those longer term goals.” Check out the first version of her list here and the second version here.
It sounds so cliche to say this, but I can’t believe it is the end of August already! I am moving back to college in less than a week, and classes will be starting up again about a week after I arrive. I am super excited to get back to school, see all my friends, and dive into all the things I have going on for my sophomore year. However, I know it will be hard to get back into an organized frame of mind and stay on top of my time management. I thought I’d share how I like to stay organized in college to keep up with assignments, clubs, my social life, and everything in between!
It’s about that time of year when college students are getting ready to pack up all the cute dorm decor, clothing, and personal belongings that they’ve spent the summer collecting and prepare for move-in day. I am heading into my sophomore year of college, so I know how easy it is to get carried away with wanting the perfect Pinterest and Tumblr worthy dorm. Last year I learned that less really is more when it comes to perfecting your dorm room. I’m going to let you in on what I feel are true college dorm room essentials and what you’re better off leaving behind.
When I made the decision to go to college in New York, I created a bucket list of things I wanted to do in the city. One of the things on the top of my list was to attend a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. I figured I could give it a shot throughout my freshman year, but I didn’t expect to actually score tickets since I had heard they were pretty hard to get. Not only did I get Tonight Show tickets during my first semester, I got them on my first try, and I got the chance to go again during the spring semester! First, I’ll break down the process of how I secured tickets, and then I’ll share all about my experience!
I can confidently say that I had a great freshman year of college. I made amazing friends, had so many fun experiences, got involved in a lot of organizations that I’m passionate about, and made grades that I’m proud of. However, there are a few things I feel like I missed out on. Looking back, there were some opportunities I could have taken advantage of but didn’t. I’m going to share with you the things I wish I did, and how I plan to actually do these things during my sophomore year.