Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tripping Out

From my March Trip. 

I'm moving to New York. And it's not a delusion. It's not a dream. It's real.

There's something quite daunting about buying a one way ticket. Something so final. But I'm leaving to work, and that's a testament to what I've been doing in school and in my internships. It's a testament to the wisdom of the people who helped get me to this point. And as happy as this makes me, it's also quite frightening because I leave in one week.

I haven't really had time to think about it or feel anything but random pangs of fear and excitement since it's that wonderful time of year where finals and work collide. Also because I've been focusing on getting my computer up and running again after major hard drive failure. And with that, here's a little plug for the stellar people at Apple who did everything they could to try to recover my files (though they couldn't, the damage was that bad) and a PSA. Please, please, please back your work up all the time because if you don't you'll end up with nothing and you'll have to start over. I was like Carrie Bradshaw in the episode where she never backed anything up and then her computer crashed. Bad news.

Anyway, I'll be on a plane to New York in seven days. And as much as I'm working to convince myself that I do, in fact, deserve this opportunity I can't help but feel like this is all a fluke. Did I really just land an opportunity of a lifetime? Do they have the wrong Elise Sabak?

Despite the panic and the fact that I haven't even begun to pack for this four month experience (yes, I'll be back in the mitten to finish my last year of school), I feel so blessed.

This post is really part brain purge, part thank you note. Thank you to all of the people who have been supporters of my writing and what I do. Thank you to anyone who has read a word of my writing. Thank you to everyone who told me that editorial work and PR were going to get me absolutely nowhere and that it would be impossible to find an internship or job. You were the motivation I needed to get things done. Thank you to my parents who I cannot believe are letting me do this, but they know that New York is where I'm the happiest.

I'm looking forward to the day that I find a job and make a permanent move to the city.

And to you, devoted readers of Under PRessure: whatever you are looking to pursue as a career (though for most of you, I'm assuming it is PR) is important. If you are driven, you will find success. If you work hard, you will create success for yourself. Opportunity doesn't just come to you. It's not a gift. You need to strive for it everyday or create it for yourself. Even if the people in your life don't believe in your talents, know that I do. You can get to your dream city and land your dream internship with a little faith and a lot of work.

And with that, my lovely readers, is there anything I absolutely must do while I'm in the city?

XOX,

Elise

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