Monday, April 7, 2014

Exciting Announcement

If you've been following the blog, you might have seen a post or two about my quest to find an internship for the summer (which was probably accompanied by some whining and complaining, as is my unfortunate wont).

I am very excited to announce that I have been offered an editorial internship with Virginia Living magazine in Richmond, Virginia. I have accepted the offer and I will begin the internship shortly after Memorial Day.

I feel that this internship will be a really good fit for me, and I'm so very excited to have gotten it.

Like, I ran around my room like a crazy person when I got the email. I would have done cartwheels if I'd only known how.

Some of you might be a bit puzzled that a girl from Alabama is going to work at a magazine devoted to the state of Virginia, but it's not as weird as it sounds. I actually lived in Virginia for three years, and I have fond memories of my time there. I also have an aunt who lives five minutes away from the magazine's office, so I've already got a roommate and a place to stay. In addition, it can be very helpful to have an outsider's perspective on something, and I'm just the girl for the job! It's just perfect.

Well, I don't know how to parallel park, which could be a problem, but my aunt said she'd teach me how, so it'll work out okay.

Speaking of parallel parking, I'm getting a car. A real one. My parents made a deal that they would help me get a car if I got an internship, and it's finally happened, so I'm finally getting one! I'm conducting research right now. Depending on what I find, I might be kicking some of my own money in. You don't know how much I've longed for a car these past three years.

Ah, but I'm so excited! I haven't spent a lot of time in Richmond, but I definitely enjoyed it when I was there. I'm really excited to get some real-world experience and put my Grammar Nazi skills to work in a task other than complaining about people's grammar on my blog. And I won't be laying around on my parents' couch all summer!

I'll be doing editorial jobs at the office, and I might even get a chance to do some writing and walk away with some clips and bylines! Aaaah! That'll look so awesome on my resume! I'll have to start a snazzy portfolio! I'm not as familiar with AP style as I could be, but where there's a guidebook, there's a way, and I've got a guidebook!

Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me. Doing all those applications was not fun, but it paid off in the end. Woohoo! Richmond, here I come!

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