Yes it is almost thanksgiving, a time to stuff your face until you can no longer move, and may possibly have to be rolled around like a giant bouncy ball…. but thats not what I am talking about. I mean there are only four weeks left of this internship… I’m not quite sure where that time went, I feel like I was just sitting down to meet everyone, and now its almost over.
Its definitely been a bumpy road full of laughs, jokes, learning, trying over and over, and a bit stressful at times, whether it was stress over if you are going to make all your points, not being able to figure something out, or things just not going your way. All in all I’d say it was definitely a positive experience. I definitely have been learning what goes into running a company and how important key factors, such as communication and team work really are. I’m also happy to say I will walk away a more confident person with a few new friends.
The most stressful points in my intern experience would definitely have to be selling boards and managing my time efficiently. Sales is definitely not a strong point of mine, never was. I am not pushy enough when people show me they really are not interested in the product. I just think of when I am shopping and that one sales person comes up to me and constantly tries to keep selling me things, it makes me want to leave the store, and I just fear that someone will think that of me. BUT managing my time more efficiently was definitely something I was able to work on. In the beginning I just did things as they came to me, not stopping to think how much time would be needed or how it would effect other things I had to get done. Needless to say that got me in some trouble and actually caused me to fail the second month of the internship. That was a wake up call for me to start looking at my week before it happened. Looking at what NEEDS to be done and doing those things right away so I could make time for the smaller commitments I had, and the photography I had to do. Which I am also very happy about, that Geoff has decided to make me the Photographer for the skate team, so I get a chance to incorporate what I know and what I love to do into my work.
Well on the more personal side of things tomorrow I am leaving for TAHOE! Yay!! I get to go snowboard and see all of my friends for a week. I also get to spend thanksgiving with my aunt and grandma so I am pretty happy that I will get to see them as well.
So I am sure you’ll have a pretty exciting blog by the end of the week to read, full of pictures.. but until then…