internship in dtla

By the time you read this, I’ll probably be on an airplane back to Florida. The past seven weeks have been wild. I moved out to Los Angeles towards the end of May for an internship. My obsession with this city has only grown with the time I’ve spent here.

My internship was for an online women’s media publication, which I will name later. I was writing SEO articles, learned how to use PhotoShop, created marketing plans and lived the Downtown LA life while I was here.

About the internship.

intern life in downtown los angeles

Photo via Instagram / @fannykasandra

The internship was focused on SEO skills. It’s seven weeks long and highly writing intensive. The beginning weeks were hard, and going from writing whatever I wanted once a day to writing three assigned articles a day … was challenging. There were so many times where I wanted to give up and quit. But knowing what I would be giving up, made me very hesitant about it.

Throughout the internship, there were many skills that I learned. Hard skills, such as using Adobe Creative Cloud, social packaging and marketing. As well as soft skills, like networking, communication and relationship building. This summer was filled with learning and development. Both in my personal life and as a writer.

I have also grown so much as a person.

I have the confidence to hit publish on these past three posts. It may not seem like a really big deal. But to me, it is. I’ve also met some amazing people who I hope to stay in touch with.

I can honestly say that I am so glad that I did this. I conquered my fears of being alone in a whole different state. I’m excited about going home spending time with my family and finding my next adventure – wherever that may be. I’m excited for what the future holds and what there is to conquer.

I plan on making this city my home for a while. I’m not sure exactly when that’s going to happen, but I know that it will. Now all that’s left is for me to pack up my belongings and make my way home.

My plans after the internship.

They’ve changed. My focus has changed. I learned that in order for me to have what I wanted I need to make adjustments. My plan is to find a new place of work, a part-time job that will allow me to have my days for school as well as my days for blogging. I am excited to venture into new endeavors and live to my fullest potential.

Just because the internship ended doesn’t mean this is where I stop. Like I said, my focus has changed. I am planning on spending my time working on my blog and making it what I have wanted it to be. A space for both my readers and myself.

As for the future.

Who knows what that holds, but I now believe that nothing is impossible. I can manage to get by with the bare minimum and still survive. I keep saying I am excited – but I truly am.

I’m ready to start living a life worth blogging about. And that starts today.