7.24.2011

INTERN (noun)

1.
A STUDENT OR RECENT GRADUATE UNDERGOING SUPERVISED PRACTICAL TRAINING.
2.
A STUDENT OR RECENT GRADUATE, WHO LIVES ON MOTIVATION NOT MONEY, WHO HAS A DREAM NOT A JOB, WHO IS PASSIONATE NOT PRACTICAL, WHO CHOOSES LIFE OVER LEISURE.  

SYNONYMS: LUCKY, HAPPY, THANKFUL, EXCITED, APPRECIATIVE, WILLING, POOR.


YES, THE LATTER DEFINITION PERHAPS OFFERS MORE ACCURACY. I NO LONGER FEEL LIKE A STUDENT, I FEEL LIKE AN EXPLORER. I'M DOING WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING, WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING, AND EXACTLY WHAT I LOVE TO BE DOING. DECIDING TO PACK UP ALL OF MY POSSESSIONS A FEW MONTHS BACK IN JUNE, TO GET ON A PLANE AND WAVE GOODBYE TO MY FRIENDS, AND TO LAND IN NEW YORK WITH ONLY AN ADDRESS AND A SUITCASE SHOULD HAVE SEEMED SCARY, I'M SURE IT SHOULD HAVE. 8 WEEKS LATER, LIFE COULDN'T BE SWEETER. INTERNING AT NYLON, YOU COULD ARGUE I WORK FOR NOTHING. INSTEAD I ARGUE I WORK FOR EVERYTHING- EXPERIENCE, EXCITEMENT, PASSION, AMBITION. MONEY HAS A WAY OF SEEMING RATHER FUTILE WHEN YOU WEIGH IT UP.

THAT SAID, A GIRL NEEDS CLOTHES. AND CLOTHES COST MONEY. BACK AT HOME, SUPPORTED BY A STUDENT LOAN WHICH WAS GIVEN OUT ON THE PROVISO OF 'WHAT'S NOT SPENT ON ALCOHOL IS TO BE SPENT IN TOPSHOP', £30 HERE AND £40 THERE WAS A MERE AFTER-SEMINAR, PRE-PARTY TREAT. HERE, $30 IS TO LAST ME A WEEK, AND IN A LAND WHERE TOPSHOP IS NO LONGER AFFORDABLE, SHOPPING HAS HAD TO BE PUT ON A BACK SEAT.

FEELING UNINSPIRED AND UNSATISFIED BY MY CAPSULE SUITCASE WARDROBE (HELPED NO WHAT BY AN ABUNDANCE OF BOTTOMS TOO HOT TO BEAR AND UNACCEPTABLY CREASED SILK SHIRTS), I THANK MY GENEROUS MOTHER AND THE ADVANCES IN ONLINE BANKING FOR ALLOWING ME TO SUCCESSFULLY REVIVE MY SHOPPING ADDICTION. ON THE LOOK OUT FOR ANYTHING BREEZY AND DESERT TONED, INSPIRED BY PERUVIANS AND THE ANDEAN TUNIC EXHIBITION AT THE MET, I FOUND A FEW PIECES TO SATISFY MY NEEDS. 


A VERY KIND MUMMY, A HAPPIER ONLINE BANK ACCOUNT AND A WARMER LOOKING WARDROBE. 100 DEGREES IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK AND ONE  HAPPY, HAPPY DAUGHTER.  

6 comments:

  1. it sounds like you finally found your magical place :)
    I'm jealous :(

    great pants

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  2. Mmm some lovely items here! I'm not a massive summer wardrobe fan but these items are key.
    Also, I was just wondering what camera you use to take your photos with or whether you edit them?
    Hope life is treating you well!

    Peace and love,

    HARLEY WOOD X

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  3. This was such a lush read. Its nice to read positive words on interning. And NYLON!? That is so amazing, teeny bit jealous. How did you land that sweet gig? I look forward to hearing all about.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  4. amazing pictures! ill follow you from now on! :)

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  5. you are right... you can also find latest Student Loans news online.

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  6. this is quite amazing, really inspiring actually! i have no idea how you could afford to do this but wowzers, must have been very scary but exciting. ive just graduated, still looking for work but im heading to orlando in a few weeks

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