I started an internship this week with a startup tech company in Miami. I have a title, Public Relations Associate, and a work email. It all feels very grown up. Did I mention that I have no idea what I am doing?
The commute from Lake Worth is atrocious, but I think that it it worth it. The company is in a very exciting phase and the team I am working with is great. My hope is that this experience will teach me a lot and look great on my master’s program applications!
The fact that I went from working one day in December and no more than 8 during each preceding month to working 36 hours a week with a 3 hours commute each day on top of my studies does not surprise me. I am an extremist.
Take my travels for example. I went to NYC for the first time in the end of October. I fell in love with the city. I have been back twice since that initial trip and I am in the process of planning a trip for the beginning of February.
Or my yoga journey. I wanted to find something to help me learn how to focus my mind. It was suggested that yoga and meditation would be helpful, so I began doing yoga in October of 2012. By June of 2013 I was in a 9 week intensive teacher training program that required me to put in between 30 and 40 hours a week, including daily 6am group meditation, as well as give up television, music, meat, caffeine, and loud places for the length of the training.
You can even look at my concert going and see this excessive trend. I mean, if one night at Madison Square Garden seeing Phish is good, then 3 is much better! Black Taxi in Tennessee? Sure! Five shows in one week across the state? Of course!
My point here is that balance is difficult. I find something I like and then I want to do, see, eat, listen to, play with only that thing. One day, hopefully, I will get the hang of that mysterious thing called balanced. Until then though, I think that I will just enjoy the ride!