So, I have a new idea! This is just going to be a post series of things I want to talk about it instead of asking for what you want to hear. Hopefully such topics will still coincide. So, what I want to talk about today is simply being thankful.
~*~Today's Topic: Being Thankful~*~
I feel like this is a topic that is constantly overlooked. I send out thanks a lot, but I don't think many of you realize just how thankful I am.
Firstly, I am thankful for every one of you who reads these posts whether you comment or not, and for those who shared my remorse when I thought I had to end it. For those who do comment, you guys put huge smiles on my face for taking the time out of your day to communicate with me. I'm also really thankful for each and every one of you who cheered for me when I got my internship at Bloomsbury because I was so bewildered and still can't believe I've spent seven months of my life there with a couple more to go. And I also want to thank every one of you who I met through this process that shared in my excitement. You guys rock my socks off.
As I begin the process of hopefully finding a new home this summer, I am feeling very nostalgic. When I first started in September, I didn't even fathom I would come as far as I have, all the while with a huge smile on my face. I was expecting to enjoy this internship, but not love it as much as I do. And as I sit here almost 8 months later, it's ridiculous to me that 8 months have passed. I spent five months working here three days a week, as if it was a part-time job, and I'm there now 2 or 3 days a week depending on my schedule, and I can't believe that shortly I won't be walking through those glass doors (that I run into often) anymore. This internship has kind of become a huge part of my life, you know? I let that happen because I love it so much and I'm happy there, and one day this will be what I do for a living. I'm sure of it.
I also owe a thank you to my family. If you told me at all growing up that I would actually one day work at a "book castle" I would have laughed in your face, maybe had some tears rolling down my cheeks. I wanted to be in this industry for as long as I can remember, so long that I didn't know what a publishing house was but assumed anything that produces awesome books was simply a book castle.
As a child of a lawyer and a hotel industry professional/photographer, I never really thought my parents would 100% go along with my chosen career path. It's not as financially rewarding as other fields could be, nor is it as "serious" as their chosen professions, but they accepted my desires and encouraged me to follow them to a school where I can get an Accelerated MS in Publishing. Even though I fell in love with NYC much faster than I did say, dorming, or college homework, I've fallen in love with it all and they've been with me every (sometimes hard) step of the way.
I don't think I'll ever forget the day that my Dad drove me to the train station to hop on a train in the middle of the summer so that I could interview for my current position. He got choked up telling me that whether I get this position or not, he was really proud of me for pursuing my dreams and for working so hard for someone my age, and that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I went back to Jersey that night knowing I had an internship in the Fall, and neither him or I could stop smiling. Moments like this combined with my Mom & Dad's unending support make it all worth it...
...even if they hate having to help me commute in when I am not at school.
So, this is my thank you. It's not the best one out there and it certainly could be more eloquent, but I wanted to thank my friends. There are so many of you, but Dana, Alexa, Bekka, and my amazing book club deserve huge props for putting up with crazy-excited basket-case me. Bloomsbury deserves my infinite gratitude and devotion, and my parents deserve the world and more, though I'll never quite find a way to put that into words.
So thank you. Truly. For taking this crazy journey with me and sticking with me every step of the way and for allowing this to become a possibility. I can't wait for what's to come, but I know it's going to be amazing.