Today is my last day as an intern at Buzznet. In September I would have been here a full year. 11 months as an intern and I feel like I've grown more in the last 11 months than I have in my whole life.
(Wearing the buzznet t-shirt when we first got them in, along with the new buttons)
Who would have known that following my favorite band, Good Charlotte, would have opened the doors to a once in a lifetime opportunity?
I met Bree on the Bamboozle Road Show and started following her on twitter. When she became the music editor she tweeted that she needed an intern who lived in L.A (Check), could write and use photoshop (check, check) and wasn't crazy (half check?). I asked where I could send my resume and writing samples and she sent me her e-mail. About a week later I came in for an interview and she ended it with "when can you start?" I still remember the outfit she was wearing. Especially the L.A.M.B shoes she was wearing because I commented how much I loved them and she told me how long she had waited and saved for them.
(Bree hiding - a usual occurance. I think this was in response to Yasi playing the Vengabus song.)
I just walked fellow intern, Alex Gurley, downstairs (who is probably the person I was closest too here. We have some inside jokes) and took my last ride up in the elevator. As I was in there I was thinking "This is my last elevator ride." Any time I come visit buzznet I will be just that. A visitor, not an intern privy to the secrets and awesomeness that goes on behind these glass walls.
We just finished lunch a little while ago in which I receieved this "Thank You" card:
I didn't get past Bree's "We Will Always Have Pizza" because I started tearing up. I've always been emotional so even the smallest amount of sentiment and I'm bawling my eyes out. I tried to teach the girls my trick of tipping my head back so the tears don't fall but it didn't work.
So many good memories here. It's the only place I've ever been where I woke up every single day excited that I got to go to work and was sad if for any reason I had to miss a day (if that was the case I always asked to come in an alternative day). For a year this was my M-W-F. Now that I have to get a full-time job and leave behind my little paradise I leave with you this sound piece of advice (that I learned from my time here).
Soak up every minute of everyday.
Sounds simple but you never know what may happen. Celebs can come into the office, you can meet someone you are going to network with (like I did with Bree) and you might use skills you've learned (like how to format or transcribe an interview) today in a job you will have tomorrow. I can remember almost every day that I was here and what happened.
I'm not leaving the site, I will still be blogging (I might actually have more time to blog now) but I won't be going into the office anymore. Uber sads.
To Rich, Patty, Elise, Bree, Aviva, Karina, Yasi, all the interns I've trained or worked with and our newest staff member Annie who I didn't get to spend much time with (you'll do great), thank you for everything. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
"head intern" - Sara