This last week Joe and I began the final semester of our undergraduate careers. It was not pretty. Since both of us get to work for free for our internships, Joe has selflessly switched shifts at his job to the evening. He gets to attend his internship from 8 am to 5 pm and then work at his bus job from 6 pm to 12:30 am. Luckily the evening shift is not too busy and I’ve been able to tag along and spend some time with my husband.
As with anything new, there were many challenges. Joe’s included getting sick for two days, deciding between using public transit or our car for commuting, finding time to eat, finding time to sleep, finding time to shower, and finding time to breathe. My challenges have included waiting three days to get my security badge activated in order to enter and exit the building at will, not having a key to the bathroom or staff office, learning the names and roles of the staff and the clients, and calling IT to reset my password and email twice.
The good news is, we made it. We are both excited to continue to learn more about our chosen professions through our internships as well as being that much closer to actually being paid for what we do. Thus we are brought one step closer to graduation, thirteen weeks left for Joe, fourteen weeks left for Hope.