Summer Thus Far
June 20, 2010 Leave a comment
I should have written this post (or perhaps several posts) a while ago. My idea of having free time this summer seems not to be working out. Don’t get me wrong, I do not mean to complain – this summer has gone amazingly well so far. It is just a change from the past.
I have recognized the need to move on to a “professional” summer job with an internship at Build-A-Bear Workshop that I like a lot. I think the internship itself has been less of a fundamental change than everything that goes with it. As opposed to walking to work at DU or living where I work at camp, I am driving through traffic to and from work. I have to dress up, wake u pearly, look professional (at least to some extent) – all of those “grown up” things. It’s actually kind of cool, but I do miss living with my friends and working with some of my favorite people. I reflected during the first week on the way home one day that I felt like my dad! 🙂
The days are crazy busy. I have been waking up between 6:30 and 7:00 in the morning to shower, shave , and get to work early, before 8:30 a.m. (I seem to have been tired all summer so far.) I work until 5:00 p.m. and have not been getting home until 5:45 p.m. or later. By the time dinner happens and I catch up on life (email, phone calls from the day, etc.) , there is not much time for hanging out, going outside, or generally doing non-work summer things. It’s probably a good – and important – experiential shift.
I have seen some friends and I have done some exciting things – like go the Cardinals game today where I sat in the Centene suite with my friend who is interning there. I have learned a lot this summer and met some great people. I hope that experience continues – along with the opportunity to spend time with friends and family and visit camp.