Today is a very big day.
Nobody else around me right now can feel it. I’m at the office, we had a lunch potluck and pina coladas — and we have a long weekend coming so people are slowly trickling away.
But I feel it. I feel it in my heart, in my soul, in my footsteps, in the air.
Today is my last day as an intern. It is my last day of “school.” It is literally a pivotal point between student and career woman. Between intern and employee. I’ve been hired on at my digital marketing agency as a search specialist and digital marketing strategist… and here is where I will stay. In a dream job that I could only picture twelve weeks ago.
Two years ago, I started this program. Through mono, a concussion, six anaphylactic reactions, and multiple running injuries, I stand at the finish line of THIS race with tears of happiness literally pooling in my eyes.
Congratulation text messages are pouring in, and there are those in my life who know how much this means to me. My fiance has been an absolute angel, doing housework and putting up with me when everything felt like it would come crashing down.
It didn’t, come crashing down. Instead, I kicked ass. I aced seven classes a semester. I fought for this internship, and I won employment.
I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of myself than I am in this moment.
So to future Amalia, when you think you can’t do it anymore? Remember that you’ve been there, done that, and nailed it.