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Cover Letters, Internships and a Crisis

You know what I hate the most? Cover letters.  This might be because I suck at writing them and find them pointless or because I’m not the type of person who likes to talk about my strengths and how wonderful I am, tooting my own horn is just not my thing.  However this week has been filled with me having to write not only a cover letter but also a resume, because it is the time of year when all college students are looking and applying for internships, and one of those college students looking for an internship is me.

I’m sure this is the point where you are wondering why I am looking for an internship or rather why am I still in college.  Well for those who are curious here is your answer: I spent five years in New York City.  I went to a dramatic conservatory for acting and tried my hand at that.  I had two internships while in school there and got a ton of experience.  But in 2010 I decided to move back home and go back to school to get my degree in Film and Media and work more on the production side of things.  And this is why I am almost 25 and still in college and looking for an internship.

An internship for those of you that don’t know is an unpaid job position for college students where they can get experience in the field of work they want to go into after school. In other words they are glorified coffee pourers.

However to have people take you serious after school you need experience and to get experience while in college is to have an internship, hence why people apply for them and are willing to work for free.

 

Now, I am just as good as any other student applying for an internship, maybe even better and because I am older I want the internship more.  My GPA is high, I have had past internships (even if they were five years ago) and I work a full-time job while going to school.  However I am worried that this will not be good enough, because of my age I’m scared that they will look over me.

I mean what other 25 year old is applying for an unpaid internship?  Most of the people I went to high school with or who are my age are out of school working in their first job or are in Grad-School, Med-School or Law-School.  My point is, I’m old when it comes to interns.  I’m not saying that I’m supper old or anything, I mean 25 is not that bad, and in the internship world I’m scared that it is.  And this is where my crisis came from this week.

So as I write my cover letter and apply for these internships, I try to keep in mind that I am not that old and that I am just as good as the 20 year old that will be sitting next to me waiting to go in for their interview before me.

 

And that is my quarter-life rant of the day.

 

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My Quarter-Life Crash

You know when it seems like nothing can go right?  Well, that is happening to me right now.   About a week ago I got my car back after not having it for 2 weeks due to transmission problems and whatnot, well I get it back for a week and it’s driving amazingly, almost like a new car, but all that changed yesterday.  I got into an accident, I didn’t total my car, just did quit a number to the front bumper.  Now, I know that I am the one at fault because the law says that the other guy had the right of way, however it also had a lot to do with objects blocking my point of view and the other guy speeding and coming out of no where, but I won’t get into all of that since I have told the story to countless people and I’m tired of telling it.

The thing that really bugged me though was how the man was treating me.  He was older and kept telling me how much it was my fault and that I needed to drive safer, I told him I understood but that he was speeding and that I had many things blocking my view.  I mean the guy hit me so hard my car spun a little, he knocked my glasses off my face, I’m surprised the airbag didn’t go off (and so was the cop). He kept ignoring my apology and just kept talking down to me like a little kid, he was acting like since I was a woman and in my early 20’s that was why I got into the accident.  I kept telling him I had never been in an accident with another car and that I have never even had a speeding ticket, I’m one of the safest drivers on the road, his response was always, “you’re just lucky I didn’t drive off, I could of just hit you a run. Just remember I didn’t drive off”.  Kind of sketch. And I mean just looking at the 2 cars prior to the accident you could tell I was the better driver, he had a beat up back end that was from another accident.  Any way, I was the only one to call the cops (10 times), he never once called them and never even offered up his insurance, he was acting like I was the one who had to take care of everything.  I might have been the younger one but I was the only one trying to act like an adult in the situation.  Just because I am in my 20’s and a woman doesn’t mean I’m a bad driver, so please stop acting like I am.

Anyway I should find more out about my car tomorrow and talk more to the insurance company.  They say it’ll take 2-4 weeks to get my car back but luckily I have car rental in my insurance policy to help me out until then.

And that is my quarter-life rant of the day.

 

My pretty little car.

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My Twilight Rant

I have always been a big believer of the camaraderie that comes along with midnight releases for movies, books, and movies made from a book.  I mean this was me at the last Harry Potter movie release…

 

As you see, I love midnight releases.  However I feel like there is one that has taken it a little too far, the Twilight movies.  Now, I will confess that I have read all the Twilight books and have been to the past 3 midnight movie releases.  However I have grown out of it and never once have I dressed up for a Twilight movie release, nor have a screamed when the movie started.  As I said before I love the camaraderie of midnight releases.

This brings me to my point….

The new Twilight movie comes out at midnight tonight and I’m sure there are lines forming at every theatre right now with crazy fans dying to see that weird vampire sparkle or the wolf boys abs.  I’m sure you’re wondering why after everything I said before I am not there with them.  Well here’s why:  I have realized that those ‘twihards’ that are over the age of 19 are giving the rest of us 20-somethings a bad name and I refuse to be a part of that.   I mean if you’re 26 and screaming when that Jacob kid takes off his shirt, then that is just weird and makes the rest of us look equally as crazy.  I mean the kid is like 18 or something, you could have been his baby-sitter.

Another thing that bugs me about these over 19 ‘twihards’ is the tattoos. I understand loving a book/movie series, I love the Harry Potter books/movies as we can see from the embarrassing picture above, however that doesn’t mean that I’m going to get a tramp stamp of a broomstick and wand on my lower back that I’ll have to live with the rest of my life. I mean tell me in 10 years they won’t regret these:

 

Yeah, that’s what I thought. Try explaining those to your grandkids.

And I’m all for team spirit but those Team Edward and Team Jacob shirts drive me crazy! They are fine to wear to the midnight releases, some might even call them cute, but when they become a staple of your everyday wardrobe, then you have a problem.  And if you are going to get a Team sparkly vampire, wolf boy or whoever shirt, please get one that fits, no one wants to see your muffin hanging out, remember you are 23, not 16.

I’m not saying it is wrong too like these books or movies, all I’m saying is when you turn into a little 14 year old screaming for the movies it gets a little annoying and no one thinks you are an grown 20 something, they think you’re crazy.  Because no one looks at this and thinks, ‘wow, those are some outstanding women’:

 

And there you have it, my quarter-life rant of the day.

 

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