Toddlers, BuzzFeed, Oxy Withdrawal, and Andy Samberg?
Blogger: Maddy Farkas
So far, summer has taught me three things:
- If you go to bed past 3 AM, it’s impossible to sleep less than 12 hours.
- Spending enough time on the Internet could lead you to meeting Andy Samberg.
- You’ll find me wearing something other than sweats, getting bored of my cat, and enjoying Big Bang Theory before I’m ever employed.
My best friend and I volunteer at a preschool every summer. While I look forward to these four weeks above all else during the year, I’m (almost) nineteen years old and this is nowhere near a real job. While awaiting my friends to return from their respective colleges, I was productive, (or at least as productive as I can get when I don’t have plans for a month) reading three books and writing an article for BuzzFeed. Don’t get too excited…anyone can do it. I wrote about the nearly inevitable struggle that most young adults today are facing – making it in our desired fields. To adults, we have the world at our fingertips and our whole lives ahead of us. To us, we have debt, a number of available jobs somewhere in the negative thousands, and comfortable beds that scream, “ABANDON YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS!” Then again, this is all coming from someone whose dream job is to write comedy for television, so if you see me in four years huddled in a soup kitchen with an overweight cat in my arms, consider lending me a few bucks.
My attempt to find an internship for this fall was long and gruesome, but I finally found what I was looking for – the courage to accept that not only do the ones I want not exist, but I would probably explode from the overwhelming stress of schoolwork and an internship combined. I decided that I’d wait until this coming spring to search for summer internships, which has thankfully relieved some of my stress this break. For now, I’ll limit my In-N-Out trips and comedy shows during the school year based on my income as a tour guide.
Tomorrow is the first day of preschool day camp, and I really wish delicious coffee would be at my fingertips in the morning. Right now is one of those times where I’m really missing the Green Bean. Not as much the walk down, but the drinks are rewarding. And the chocolate chip cookies. And the people you see when you’re there. And the patio. And the fountain. And the dorms. And the professors. I guess I might miss school? I’ll be writing a couple more blog posts this summer, and I’m warning you ahead of time that this paragraph may get copied and pasted into at least one of them.
Oh, and I feel like I should explain number 2 on that list…but I have to be up in seven hours to deal with a different type of number 2. Ah, toddlers.
If you care to read my BuzzFeed article and indulge in my narcissistic tendencies, here is the link: www.buzzfeed.