I don’t even know what to say. This week, month, year has been quite the ride. I just found out I’m going to be the editorial intern this summer at The Metro Times, which is a big deal since it’s the most-read weekly newspaper in metro Detroit. They’ve won so many Michigan Press Association (12 in 2006) and Society of Professional Journalists awards. I know I’m going to learn so much that’s going to help me in the future. I’m very excited!
I have to tell you I applied for a few internships last year and I didn’t hear from hardly anyone and when I did, it was rejection. I was starting to doubt myself; I didn’t think I was good enough. This year however, I went in with an open mind and worked my butt off to make my dreams a reality! It all started with me trying to break into some major publications (EBONY, Essence & Clutch) as a freelance writer, and I was able to break in for all three-something I thought would NEVER happen-at least not while I was still in college! The first couple of pitches I sent were rejected, but I kept pitching new ideas and eventually, they said yes!
In addition, I received the Michigan Association of Broadcasters foundation scholarship, presented at my university undergraduate symposium and I recently became the new managing/multi-media editor for my award-winning college newspaper, The Eastern Echo. And I’m 99.9 percent sure I will be getting another internship in the fall. *Sighs* God is good! And I’m so incredibly thankful!
To be honest with you guys, I didn’t think I was going to be able to intern for any publication. And now I have two internships! It’s so funny how things work out. Actually, I almost didn’t apply because I didn’t think I would get picked. I thought it would be a waste of my time. Boy, I was wrong!
The point is: Anything is possible. No matter what field you’re going into-you can make your dream a reality.
I’ve never been more excited about my future than I am right now! As long as I continue to work hard and hone my skills, I know the sky is the limit.
This year has convinced me that if you want something bad enough, it can happen with plenty of hard work and just being good at whatever is you do. NOTHING is impossible!