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:

  1.  My voice gets really high pitched when I am trying to be “super official.” [it’s annoying]
  2.  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…
  3. I am not as much of a “people person” as I would like to be. I think that I think too much about things…

My conclusion,

  1.  Stop trying to be “super official” and just be myself. What is “official” anyways? “Unofficial” is the new “official.”
  2.  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]?
  3.  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!