The first day of my internship, wow. My excitement started long before this day, but once it arrived, I could not contain it any longer. I made sure I woke up extra early, even though I didn’t have to be there until 1 p.m. I packed my computer bag with everything I thought I might need, which of course made for a very heavy bag. I arrived 45 minutes early, just to ensure that I could park effortlessly and not have to run into my first day sweating and anxious over parking matters at the oceanfront (which was successful, yay!).

When I arrived, I walked upstairs and into the office. I sat my belongings down at a little white desk in the corner, right in front of a window. I had the most gorgeous view of the ocean. I was given the green light to start what I was here to do, create content.

Getting started was, well it was difficult.  I was so overwhelmed with the fact that I was at my first internship, I found myself feeling stuck. Starting a Content Creation internship feeling stuck may have not been the most encouraging thing, but rest assured it was going to be okay. I allowed myself to feel all that I felt, I took a deep breath, and began working.

Now how does one do that? I felt like I didn’t know where to start. So, I grabbed a notebook and my pen. Within an hour, I was pouring out ideas onto paper. It was empowering because I started with no sense of direction, but once I got the wheels turning, it was hard to stop. I allowed myself to think freely and write down every little thing that came to mind, even if it may have been silly. I wanted to make sure that everything I produced would leave a lasting impression on readers, that they would leave with something. This was my starting place, and I could not have been prouder of it.

I’ve wrapped up my first day. My first day nerves have settled. I’ve written down some good ideas and started blog posts. I’m leaving today feeling even more inspired to create.