To be fair, there’s usually a decent reason for a ‘cheers’, but today is especially appropriate because it’s the start of a long holiday weekend! Not to mention, we’ve also made it to the homestretch of my internship—only a couple more weeks to soak up the wondrous WTF atmosphere. So maybe this cheers comes with some mixed emotions…
THE INTERN EGO
Not only are there likely creative egos to stroke at WTF, there is an even more delicate ego to stroke: the intern ego. Exposure and learning at WTF is a truly beneficial takeaway, and I am so grateful for the work I’ve been able to do here—but in many ways, feedback means even more to most interns. It means they can improve in areas they’re lacking, know when they’re doing something right and ultimately grow confidence in the hope, or reality, of their future success in the field. For an intern’s ideas and work to be reflected in the final product presented to the client, well…it’s an especially good reason for a ‘cheers’.
A BRILLIANT LIMBO
As weird as it sounds, the hardest question to answer here in London and throughout Europe is often where I’m from. Is the answer my hometown in Florida, or Boston where I go to university or even just as broad as America? Currently, is it even South Kensington or London? In a way, it is all of the above. ‘Home’ can be temporary and encompass several places and people, instilling a sense of multiple belongings in many of us. The temporary aspect means that sometimes people are less willing to invest their time—but in my humble opinion, it’s more important to seize the opportunities and hope that others will do the same in return.
THERE’S STILL TEA, AND THERE’S STILL HOPE
For now, I’m still inhaling digestives and tea at every chance I get. London is still overwhelmingly huge, but I’m now used to minding the gap and budgeting my precious pounds. Certain words still sound shitty in my American accent and of course Donald Trump is still a complete dickhead. Needless to say that although temporary, I still love seizing every moment of my home in London.