There are so many great skills and new knowledge I have learned while working at my summer internship, but nothing compares to the life lessons given to me daily by my two amazing mentors. Here are a few of the life lessons I have learned and embraced while working this summer
My hometown, Reno, Nevada, was recently put on blast by EscapeHere.com as one of the “10 Worst Cities to Visit in the United States.” Now, I wouldn’t exactly call Reno a travel destination, but there are many fun attractions, activities, and all around merriment to be had in The Biggest Little City. If you get a chance, check out The Biggest Little City Movement, which is a collection of Renoites stories and shared love of our biggest little city. Below is my list of top ten activities and attractions that are a MUST when visiting Reno, or even if you’re a Reno local.
So I’m sitting at my desk right now, working away my summer at my internship, and it feels as though this summer is completely different than any summer I spent before it.
Although last summer I also had an internship and a job, I was still a college student. Party all night, work all day, sleep whenever I could get a little free time. This time around, I get off work at 5, am exhausted from working all day, and after a few hours and dinner I decide to pass out at about 9:30.
What am I, 80? I do enjoy the occasional Bingo tournament, but I am not giving up my youth this easy!
Each year around this time in Reno, Nevada, the Rodeo comes to town. There are cowboys, livestock, a fair, vendors, and of course the most popular seasonal bar, the Jack Daniels Tent. Last year, I was given the opportunity to work as a bartender at the tent, and came back again this year for some more.
I’d like to talk about my favorite part of bar tending: I have complete and total control over people’s sobriety. This is like a superpower.
Today, my boss and I were talking about the quarter-life crisis that come along with becoming an adult. She was telling me that she is planning to go to the Reno Rodeo for the first time ever this year, but she has absolutely nothing to wear. See, about four years ago, she went through all of her clothes and threw out anything that she deemed to be unprofessional or reminiscent of her more youthful years. Granted, my boss is barely 27-years-old, but from what I gathered from her story, she was panicking about becoming an adult.
This is where I come in. I can completely relate to how she was feeling those few years ago when she threw out all her old clothes. I have just graduated college and am currently panicking about my life.
What should I do? More school? Find a job? Internship? Move to a different city? Travel? Free-load off mom and dad?