Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 52- Dreams drive me!

Today was one of those days that kept me busy, and it sort of felt like my last day in the city and the last day of work and things like that. I met with a couple people today during the day and just was a great day of reflection and what they thought about how I did this summer. It was a really encouraging day, and still crazy that it is almost over.

I woke up and headed to work a little early this way I could start working on some of the interviews to get done before the interview we had this afternoon got here. So I started working on the interviews from the past few days at work, and I am trying to spread these out till the end of the week, that way I am actually working on the last day of work instead of just sitting around and doing nothing. So I worked on those for a little bit, then lunch came around, and since it was Mickey's last day at work for the next 3 weeks I went out to lunch with him and Adam, one of the other editors. We went to the Oyster Bar in Grand Central and talked about the summer, and I asked them how they thought I did, and they were all compliments just thanking me for being a great intern and they thought I did a really great job with the tasks I was given and considering the circumstances that I was under they thought I did a superior job. It was so awesome to see and get that feedback, because them being so busy on a daily basis, you never know how you are doing or if they really notice. I honestly felt a huge high and was so happy I was able to meet with him and get his feedback before he left. After lunch we headed back to the office and I started editing again. Once 4:30 rolled around Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell, White Collar) she had an interview about her show White Collar, so it was fun meeting her and just seeing someone that I had watched growing up on Saved by the Bell. After the interview I uploaded the video into the computer and took off to meet Shelley for coffee.

I went to a little french restaurant and met Shelley for some coffee, Shelley is a girl that I met through Dream Careers at the alumni panel one night. She has interned at Regis & Kelly and currently works as a production assistant on the Gayle King show on OWN. When I first met her at the panel I was like this is someone I need to meet and get to know. Ever since then we have stayed in touch and just built a great relationship. We met and I just wanted to talk to her about my summer, she was a dreamer a few summers ago and just talking to her was just what I needed on my last week. We ended up talking for a little longer than 2 hours and it was just amazing to see how see has grown and what she went through to get to where she is today. She has been one of the biggest inspirations to me all summer long, and I can't wait to keep in touch with her over the rest of my career. It is people like that that keep me going on a day to day basis, because she is doing what she loves and I love that. I have made not only an amazing connection with her but I have made a great friend in the process.

I didn't get back to the dorm until around 7:45ish and just looking back at the day as a whole, it was amazing the conversations that I had with a couple of my co-workers and Shelley, and I wouldn't have taken them back for anything. This summer has been one of the most amazing summers of my life, and I honestly can't wait to go back to school and tell everyone about it. This organization has meant to much to me and the people that I have met have really meant the world to me as well. It will be hard to say goodbye to everyone at the end of the week, but I know I will see most of them again soon. My dreams are coming true every single day, and I can't wait to make other dreamers like myself feel the same way I do.

Dream ON!!!!

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