The First Day…
Well, I’ve officially started as and intern with CSC!
I am so excited to get things rolling with this place; I had a blast today working the auditions for summer camp! Basically, I set up a little table in the lobby of the theatre and served as a little receptionist letting the kids know when it was their turn to audition. I also got to take their picture, answer questions about camp, entertain the waiting children, you get the picture. It’s so strange because I have worked with most of these kids for 2 years now as a counselor and now I am a scholarly intern (twiddles mustache) muahaha. The kids seemed excited to see me though, which always gives my heart some extra pumps! Anyway, I am the second hand lady to the camp organizer – and most likely also second hand lady for the camp Director! I will get to tell ACTING TEACHERS what to do and where to take the kids, I am in charge of all the camp counselors, and i also help handle the paperwork and logistical aspect of things. But in the midst of all this interning I also get to run around and play Theatre games with children all day, so what more could I possibly ask for in life?! It is perfect to me…
On another note, this first day – although fun and simple – also left me with some things to think about. I was slapped in the face with the reality that I am inching closer and closer to being in the “real world” and I’m not sure how much I like that. I feel as though I am a little more self-conscious than I used to be. Because of this self-realization, from now on when I blog about my internship with CSC, I am going to post 3 things that I have learned about myself.
Three things I’ve noticed/learned about myself today:
- My voice gets really high pitched when I am trying to be “super official.” [it’s annoying]
- I am the MASTER at asking questions. The MASTER. I can’t do anything without asking a question first. Jeez I was sick of hearing myself so I feel bad for the people who I was talking to…
- I am not as much of a “people person” as I would like to be. I think that I think too much about things…
- Stop trying to be “super official” and just be myself. What is “official” anyways? “Unofficial” is the new “official.”
- Like the Nike slogan: JUST DO IT. If it is something that isn’t that big of a deal, why ask first [unless it can be potentially harmful/risky, then ask]?
- Talk to people and listen to what they have to say. Who cares if you have brownie in your teeth and dirt on your nose!
Like I said, it was a lot of fun and I am so excited to start camp and run around with these insane rugrats all day long!
Until next time, Stay Great!