It’s interesting how that’s the first thing that I went looking for when I started realizing why I was feeling so lonely lately. It’s always- “I need this, I need that. I feel like something’s missing in my life.”
In this past week, I’ve re-focused myself. I am happiest when I’m grateful for the things that I have, but I still strive for the things that I want. All the while, I understand the importance of genuinely trying to build strong relationships with the people around me and giving my time to the people that I can help the most.
That’s one reason why I love my job. I really do enjoy meeting these students in hopes that they will become the successful people that they want to be when they graduate. Someone asked me on the phone, the other day, “I’m just curious- why are you so excited to tell me about your experience with the internship?” My response was that I feel like I gained a lot out of it. I really do. And I genuinely love just being completely and utterly honest with the students about my experience because I feel like I can help them be at least a little bit more successful if I just spend a little time out of my day answering their questions. It is minuscule, but I hope I’m helping at least a few people.
I do, however, need to get back to doing community service. That is one thing that I really miss and know that I need to dedicate more of my time to.