It’s official, folks. I have been 18 years old for a week now. Not only are my newly discovered responsibilities inundating me like a tidal wave, but I am absolutely overwhelmed by all that is to come very shortly. For one, I will be completing my semester as an Intern at Early Stages in a few weeks. Also, my prom and graduation are coming up faster than a speeding train. Is it just me or does it seem like time is racing by?
Just the other day I was on my journey for my first day at Early Stages. It was the day after Superbowl Sunday and I was sure to bring food for lunch for the next day. It was a great comfort being that I was to spend the day at an unfamiliar location. The ride was long and the day felt even longer, but I was determined to make the best of it.
Now, almost four months later, I can say that being at the office has taught me so much about life. You may be wondering how in the world this could be possible, but when you come from a public education, with free meals and transportation, you do learn a thing or two about working in this city.
Though my time at Early Stages will come to a halt soon, I am still tremendously grateful for the life lessons I attained—especially about myself. I can say that I am prepared for what is to come next and that I rid myself of all fear and apprehension that have attempted to consume my focus and ambition. One lesson I have learned is the protocol for working in an office. For example, I visited a law office the other day and immediately I was put to work. I was asked to fax over case files, answer phones, and file case portfolios. The woman I was working with did not even have a chance to explain what my tasks were because I already knew exactly what needed to be done. I have the experience of working with a computer and voraciously attempting to check-off things to do from a “To-Do” list. With that, I am set to work anywhere else.