The Next Chapter

Labor Day, the unofficial, but fairly official last day of summer. A three-day weekend is a treat for most full-time laborers. It is a chance for families to spend a long weekend together before gratefully sending their kids back to school. And for me, it used to mean a long weekend before school and work really started to get hectic.

Luckily, this fall for me is different. I am not spending hundreds of dollars on text books, and I am not reading through each class’ syllabus and jotting down a strategy to make sure I can juggle it all. Instead I am turning the page and beginning a new chapter in my life. There hasn’t been a large change…not yet anyway. I look at this chapter as a transition chapter. The chapter that makes sure all details have been worked through. The chapter that may not be the most memorable in my story but just as important as the rest.

This week I go through orientation for my first internship. I have been working full-time for a long time. However, most PR pros will recommend you have one to two internships on your resume. So, here I go. Internship one. I will be doing social media for the volunteer department at a local museum.

I am also joining Rotary International. I will be doing public relations work for the Stillwater Sunrise club. Rotary is an organization that my husband is involved with (different club), and their ideas and community involvement are things I admire. Also through the club I am becoming a STRIVE mentor for this coming school year.  And let’s not forget I am till working 3-4 days a week at the eye clinic. A girl must be able to pay her bills!

I wish I could say that my fall is different this year because I will be quite bored, but let’s be honest, me and bored don’t really work well together so maybe I don’t really wish that. This fall will be a pivotal year for my personal and professional development. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the year unfolds.

“All people dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the
morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous
people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come
true.” D.H. Lawrence