summer 2018: retrospection in motion
I am sitting on a plane to Colorado as I write this post. This is a plane that has departed after a long day of crying and saying goodbyes, after the most amazing three weeks of my life, after the last summer of my college career. Summer of 2018 has come and gone, coursing and meandering in a way that only comes after you've truly opened yourself to the experience of life. As I am typing this, my heart is unbearably heavy, because it is filled with gratitude, and love, and light, and wonder.
As a college student I have been told by nearly everyone that the internship I end up doing for the summer of my Junior year will pretty much determine the direction of my career. The natural assumption is that I would finally stop pursuing my beloved barely-above-minimum-wage research gigs and finally apply for an internship at a big tech company. It's time to get real now, Tammy. Time to start thinking about the future, your future. Of course, as you may have guessed, I did not follow this piece of well-meaning advice.