Final Thoughts and My Giveaway

Final Thoughts and My Giveaway

The summer has come and gone faster than I could have imagined. As I am writing this post 400 miles away from the District, feelings of nostalgia come over me as I think of the past two months. Excuse my mawkishness, but there’s just a few more words I’d like to say before I leave you all forever. Thinking back on the past semester I cannot help but wonder to myself, how am I so fortunate? I feel blessed to have had the experiences that I’ve had, the people I’ve befriended, and the people I have networked with and had the privilege of meeting and knowing.


I came to D.C. with nothing but a few suitcases, a bucket list and a list of goals that I wanted to accomplish. Although I was not able to complete everything on my bucket list, I was able to achieve the goals that I had set for myself and learned about things in the process that I did not really imagine learning.  Although, I have grown professionally through my internship, I have grown more personally. I have learned more about myself in terms of my future goals, values and aspirations. And I am thankful to The Washington Center for that.

 

In one very short, but very long summer at The Washington Center, I have learned what it is like to work all day and night, but still not achieve a sought outcome. And learn that sometimes, that is okay. There are going to inevitable peaks and valleys in your internship experience, but either way you’re going to learn to make the best of them. However, through all of it I am thankful that the meme below was not me, and for that I want to thank everyone at my internship site, National Hispanic Health Foundation.

 



Even through all the hard work, the late nights, and the lack of sleep, I think I can muster up one good recommendation and is my giveaway to you all. So here it is: take a leap. Whether through TWC or another medium, jump into an experience out of your comfort zone. It’s important to push yourself to new limits, and look for opportunities not usually easily accessible or available near you. If you do this, I can guarantee, you will grow personally, and possibly professionally as well. Closing this chapter in my life has enabled me to open my mind to new ones and I am even more passionate about pursuing my goals. It was a great experience, definitely one for the memory books. I am going to truly miss the sounds of sirens ringing every five minutes, the noxious smells in the streets and the suspect but delicious food trucks that crawl the city streets.

 

And with that, I suppose it is time to say goodbye! Thank you to all who have unwaveringly followed my blog throughout the summer. I enjoyed, very much, being a student blogger and having the opportunity to look back at journal of blog entries as a token of my time in the District.


If there is ever any questions that you want to have answered, feel free to contact me via email: oobed90@gmail.com

 

Finally, I want to leave with one last meme

 

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