Busy, Busy, Busy


This summer has, so far, proved to be a lot less restful than I originally expected. It seems that I always have something to do. And even when I’m doing the things I need to be doing, there are other things I feel I should be doing with my time, as well. It’s crazy!

I have a summer internship in NYC that I have to commute to and from daily. I have to leave my northern New Jersey home at 7:10am to get to work by 9am. This means I wake up before 6am five days a week. To be honest, I don’t love my internship placement, but I’ve met some interesting people, I’m gaining some much-needed work experience, and I’m earning a very nice paycheck. So, I guess it isn’t all bad.

I also have a 2nd internship, also in NYC, that is less demanding and much more fun. This one involves a non-profit organization that puts on concerts and events in parks throughout the 5 boroughs. Needless to say, it’s awesome and I love EVERYTHING about it. (Sigh, if only it paid.)

Apart from my 2 internships, I’m trying to spend more time writing. Tonight, I’ve finally had the time to work on the screenplay I had begun in my Dramatic Writing class. I only have 10 pages, so far, but I want them to be the best first-10-pages-of-a-screenplay ever, before I continue writing the other 100-ish. I’m working on a few essays for a scholarship application, as well.

Not to mention, I started editing the 700 pictures I took at the Cornell Fashion Collective Fashion Show this past May and will slowly, but surely, be adding them to my Flickr.

So yeah, I’m busy, but such is the life of a college student nearing adulthood.

I can’t believe there was ever a time in my life where I actually wanted to grow up.


The Bane of My Educational Existence

(Originally posted to my Tumblr on Jul 20, 2011.)

I’m a Human Development major and I absolutely love it. It fits me so perfectly. I spend my days learning about people: specifically how we develop from conception to old age cognitively, emotionally, and physically. It’s great.

Unfortunately, I’m not great at articulating that when people ask me about it. The question I get about my studies that really annoys me most is, “What kind of job can you get with that degree right after you graduate?”

I never know how to answer that question because my undergraduate degree doesn’t have a clear-cut career path and I like it that way. It gives me the space to explore and experiment and find what I’m really passionate about. Once I do, I’ll get a masters degree in that area and then go to work.

Right now, I’ve discovered that my passions include television/media, writing, education, child advocacy, non-profits, and publishing and I can see myself pursuing a career in any of those. And thanks to my major’s ambiguous career prospects, I can.