I think I have finally come to accept my internship and all the things that come with it.
Yes, the hours are sucky. Yes, I do not get paid, at all. Yes, it is physically tiring day in
and day out. But the reward for helping people who genuinely need help is priceless.
Lately, my boss and I have been working side by side with the clients instead of
setting up their apartments before they get to America.
Knocking on the apartment door and seeing their apartment furnished with
a few folding chairs and a blanket on the ground is heart-breaking.
It never lasts though because as soon as we start hauling in loads of goodies
the party starts. When we first meet the clients they are usually timid and doe-eyed,
watching from a distance as we carry in boxes of food and necessities.
As time goes on and more furniture gets brought in they seem to loosen up
and enjoy our presence. The language barrier is pretty thick but we seem to manage
with hand signals and, of course, smiles. It can be exhausting carrying in furniture
to 4 different apartments in one day, but I always sleep easier knowing that
a family now has their own beds and food in their bellies because of something I
contributed to. Although, I'm more than ready to get this internship finished with,
I'll soak up all the smiles while I'm here.
My weekends have continuously been amazing and always too short.
I'm in Muncie currently enjoying the 4th of July festivities with the boys.
August 1st can't get here soon enough, I miss it up here!
I also got a job! My friend HVM hooked me up with a secretarial job
at the international office starting August 1st. It's humbling pay and not many
hours but it's better than nothing. I am so thankful that she found me a job, I was
really starting to stress out about it. I should know by now to stop worrying because
if it's supposed to happen, it will, somehow.
BHW, my boyfriend, has also applied to work for AmeriCorps in Muncie starting
in September. 150 people applied for the position, and there is only one spot to
fill. Fingers crossed that he gets the job. If he does, he will be able to live in Muncie
while they provide him with a monthly stipend of $1000.
He is very excited about the position, and he deserves it so much, I'm praying
that he will get accepted. I'll let you know how that turns out when we find out.
That's all for today, I'm going to go enjoy the beautiful weather and wait for the sun
to set so I can see some fantastic fireworks!
I hope you all have been enjoying this long weekend with your family, cherish
this time that you have with them.
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.