Within 24 hours of my internship being canceled, I had found a new position. I'm not here to toot my own horn. I'm here to tell you that I practice what I preach.
After posting last Monday's blog post, I was upset. Really upset. I was really looking forward to that internship this summer and was wanting to get some experience at that certain venue.
I was sitting outside on the patio right after I posted it, and Jake asked me, "What are you going to do now?"
"I have no idea."
I had just made a post encouraging people to get out there and find something to make yourself better professionally even if your internship had been canceled. So that's exactly what I did.
I allowed myself to be upset for a little bit. I ate a piece of ice cream cake (because ice cream fixes everything), then it was time to get over it and find something else.
The next morning I woke up and got to work.
I went through my old emails with venues I had reached out to last fall when I first started looking for an internship. I did some research to see what cities and states had opened back up and started reaching back out to these people.
After my first email sent, I had a job.
The job is at a venue called 14TENN in Nashville, Tennessee. I actually visited the venue over fall break and absolutely loved it. I worked my butt off to find affordable housing and make a summer in Nashville possible as a broke college kid.
Within 48 hours, I was ready to go. I had a job and a place to live for the summer.
I am so happy to tell you guys I am publishing this post from Nashville! Jake and I got down here earlier today, and I am SO excited for my summer here.
I try to make each one of my blog posts somewhat informational and helpful, so I hope this one makes you realize you CAN do things if you just put yourself out there. If you think outside of the box and do everything you can to make something happen, you can literally do anything.
I really am just a girl from a small town who believes in herself.
A year ago, I probably would have never thought this could be possible. I wouldn't have thought about moving away from home. I wouldn't have imagined reaching out to multiple places I have never been before. I wouldn't have taken the time to find ways to make a summer in a big city affordable and realistic.
I encourage you all to think about your WILDEST dreams. If you had all the money in the world, could go anywhere, and could have any job would want, what would you do?
Think hard about that dream. Get specific with it. Then start thinking of ways you can start getting there. It may seem crazy and uncomfortable for you, but I'm telling you, you have to start somewhere.
Thank you ALL for the kind words after posting about my internship being canceled. None of us could have prepared for a situation like this, but I do think there is a reason for everything.
Jake actually just had me as a guest on his YouTube channel explaining a little more about how I found a new position.
Check it out at https://youtu.be/31M_wsWs2rE
Reach out if any of you find yourself in Nashville this summer! :)