I’ve completed a month at my internship. It’s going well! I have an end date set. I’m leaving August 4th. I’ve learned a lot so far, both creatively and personally. I’ve done a lot of reading, and honestly it’s making me really want to write. It’s inspiring me, whether I like the material or not, to go create something of my own. Which is exciting. And while I am not unhappy where I am, I can’t wait to come home and work together with my class in the fall to make a really awesome pilot that we can all be proud of.
It’s weird. Normally when I travel, I get homesick really easily. I think it helps that I do have a place that I can call “home” for now, regardless of it being… someone else’s home. Like even in the hotels on the way here, I felt stuck – like I couldn’t just leave whenever I wanted. But being here… I haven’t felt that way. And even yesterday I had a moment where I realized I’d forgotten that I have to go back. Just a quick, weird moment where I thought about how I’ve developed a routine here and how it differs from my routine back home. And then – oh yeah. I’m going to go back to that in a month. It’s ridiculous how fast time passes.
There are a lot of things that I worry about (thanks anxiety!). But I have no doubts that I can make it through those worries, and come out a stronger person. I’m so thankful that I get to do this. That so many people support me in my journey to do something that I really love.