The time has come, lovelies. My internship with Lovelyish is coming to a close. However, I knew I would not be satisfied ending my time with you without giving you one, last personal post.
During my junior year of high school, I saw my byline in the school newspaper for the first time. Instantly, my heart raced with excitement and I beamed with pride knowing that a piece of work I created would be seen by my peers and my family. This past August, when I saw my first post on Lovelyish online for the entire world to see, those same emotions I felt the first time I saw my name and read my article that first time returned…times 100.
Although it may not seem like much, it is an indescribable feeling to know that your voice is actually being heard. Sidenote, I must mention how much I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my work. While I personally have taken even the slightest criticisms of my articles to heart and occasionally struggled to keep up with more experienced bloggers, I have learned so much about myself from this experience, not only as a journalist, but also as a young woman.
You all know my affinity for making lists. So naturally, I’ve put together a list (in gifs) of the top three things I’ve learned from my internship with Lovelyish.
1. Don’t sweat the small stuff
Like I said earlier, I learned to accept the bad with the good. I know any criticism, whether constructive or not, will benefit me if I keep an open-minded and optimistic attitude.
2. Think outside the box
There was many a time behind the scenes when I spent a significant amount of time researching a story that another Lovelyish blogger already covered. Going back to the drawing board multiple times challenged my creativity and exposed me to topics I never thought to cover before.
3. Don’t be afraid to be yourself
I cannot tell you how many years it took me to wrap my head around that concept. And I’m not going to lie to you, I still struggle with this one. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the acceptance I received from you. I shared my personal image trials, my obsessions with baking and make-up, and a lot of the elements that are a part of who I am. Not only did you all read my stories but you also provided me with advice and shared your interests with me. As a result, my confidence as a writer grew tremendously!
Well lovelies, that’s all I have. I must bid you adieu but I do so incredibly humbled that you shared your time with me and eternally grateful to the Lovelyish staff for this opportunity. You all have been amazing!
Over and out. (I’ve always wanted to say that! lol)