What Am I Up To This Summer? #SummerBloggerChallenge

This summer I’m going to be participating in a weekly challenge where I blog about certain topics that are summer related. Charlotte, who blogs at  Velvets and Vinyls, was the one who came up with this brilliant idea and she has put in so much work and behind the scenes action to make this all possible, so thank you Charlotte! I can’t wait to meet some other wonderful bloggers and read all about their adventures! This is also cool for you, my readers, because if you follow the hashtag, #SummerBloggerChallenge, you’ll be able to not only read my post, but other cool blogger’s posts as well!

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This week kicks off the challenge and the first prompt is, What are you doing this summer?

What am I doing this summer?

Nothing.

Okay I’m just joking. I’m actually doing a lot. With interning, commuting, conferences, and just seeing friends and family, I hardly have time for power naps, let alone, large elaborate things to plan for the summer.

This summer is actually quite the makeover for me. I’m really starting to get my professional life together. The internship is giving me a lot of confidence, work-wise, and socially as well. I can confidently walk around the city with my head up and do a little exploring, and not just move from point A to point B. A summer spent in the Center of the Universe is a summer worth exploring! So I plan to take advantage of that.

Speaking of a career-driven summer, I have signed up for a couple conferences that I cannot wait to tell you guys about. So to answer the question, What am I up to this summer?, in addition to BBQ’s and walking on the boardwalk, I’m going to be attending Fashion PR Confidential and the Her Campus National Intercollegiate Conference in NYC this summer!

Fashion PR Con and the Her Campus Conference are both going to be great, but like the internship I just started, I really don’t know what to expect. All I have are internet testimonials and high hopes. Not only will I be attending these workshops, but I’ll also be attending them by myself, which also makes for some new experiences. I’m pretty okay now being the lone ranger, but I have it up there on my to-do list to be as social and bubbly as possibly at these events, so that I can make the most out of them. Loud, chatty, and expressive, “me” always tends to become more introverted whenever I find myself in an intimidating situation that puts me outside of my comfort zone, so this will be one fear to face as I put my best foot (or heel) forward for these two incredible weekends.

Since I don’t know much about what’s going to be happening at these conferences, I guess all I can say is, look out for the posts when I come back from them! I’ll be as detailed as possible, I promise. I’m finally starting to take my life into my own hands, and if I want to go and gallivant around the city in a blazer with resumes flying everywhere, well then that’s what I’m going to do. Hello Summer. 

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Hello World!

Happy Summer! I haven’t blogged for about a month now ( I know, shame on me) but I am going to try to get into a routine again with writing. This post is going to be an update on everything that has been going on, because a lot has been happening this month. Onward!

Internship

I’m a marketing intern! I made it guys. I work in the best city in the world in one of the most famous buildings in the world. Can you guess which? I have my very own desk, in the Empire State Building. This is one of the bigger reasons why I haven’t been blogging as much. I’m a full-time worker now, and I commute from Long Island to the city back and forth. Now that I’ve been working there almost a month, I’ve gotten used to the long commute. The internship is great, and I am really lucky to have such an awesome supportive system there. The management is great and my supervisor is very encouraging and helpful. Also Grandpa works downstairs so I get to see Grandpa everyday! This was a good gig to get this summer and I couldn’t be happier.

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The Empire State Building on my walk to work. Super cloudy day.

Birthday

HA! I’m twenty-years-old now. I didn’t make a post intentionally about my birthday for a couple of reasons. I don’t have a post that’s titled 

20 pieces of advice 

or 

20 things every 20 year old should do in their 20s

or

20 different new snacks to try now that you’re an adult

or 

20 things you can’t complain about now that you’re 20

because I think posts like that are kind of not super genuine. I didn’t have this grand revelation when I turned twenty and that’s okay. I also didn’t have some super mid-midlife crisis either. There’s nothing wrong with my teenage years being done. I by no means want to stay a teenage forever ew. I don’t plan on peaking at 20 or after college. I think if you’re afraid of getting older, that’s more what you’re afraid of, not improving as a person. You’ve got to take each year as it comes and also each decade. If I know anything, it’s that I’m not the same person I was when I was 10-years-old. So that’s awesome.

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YUM.

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 Our Best Friends came and surprised us with Carbs and Icing YUM AGAIN.

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The Birthday Girls! Lipstick games are strong.

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 This is what a 20-year-old looks like. Good Grief.

Well this is all I have for today! I pinky promise to keep posting more often this summer. Have a happy summer everyone! 

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