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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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Quarter-Life Cooking!

Once again it has been awhile but I am back and ready to mark one thing off of my list.

Thanks to my new love Pinterest I found a recipe for White Chicken Enchiladas.

Before going in the oven.

 

Here is the recipe if anyone wants to try them! (It’s from the blog Joyful Momma’s Kitchen)

Chicken enchiladas with green chili sour cream sauce

10 soft taco shells

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

3 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup sour cream

1 (4 oz) can diced green chillies

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 pan

2. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese.  Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.

3. In a saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute.  Add broth and whisk until smooth.  Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

4. Stir in sour cream and chilies.  Do not bring to boil; you don’t want curdled sour cream.

5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.

6. Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.

 

Fresh out of the oven!

 

I am still working on other parts of the list, I have still not found an “adult” wine I like and I still have not baked and eaten a whole cake yet, but I’m working on it!

Easy to make and so yummy!

Well I hope you enjoy the recipe and let me know if you try it!

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63 Days And Counting

In 63 days I will be turning 25. That means that I only have 3 more months of being 24 and I feel like I have so much to accomplish in those 3 months to make up for the past 9 months that I have done nothing in. Therefore I have made a list of a few things I would like to do before turning the big 25.

They are:

1. Find out what kind of “adult” wine I actually like. (my sweet red is just not “adult” enough)

2. Accept the way I look.

3. Get blackout drunk one last time.

4. Learn to cook 2 new dishes.

5. Improve and strengthen important relationships.

6. Not get pregnant.

7. Bake a cake and then eat the whole cake.

8. Make a snow angel.

9. Make my zombie apocalypse survival plan.

10. Blog more.

I think that will do for now. I hope to blog about any that I do that I feel are blog worthy (already working on #10).

Please feel free to suggest any thing to add to my list or help me start building my list of things to do once I turn 25!

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I’m Back!

Well, hello there blog!

As you can see I have been gone for some time now and I would like you and all who read this blog to know that I have not forgotten you and that I am back.  Why such the long absence? Well, it’s a mix of finals, the Holidays and a much needed break from technology.  But I can let you know that I am back and ready to keep you up today on my quarter-life and try to help you all that might be going through the same thing.

As you all know it is now 2012 and a big year for me.  Why you ask?  In 66 days I will be 25. Yes, this is the year I turn 25.  I will officially be in my quarter-life.  And all though I’m not turning 16, 18 or 21, I still feel like this is going to be a big birthday.  I mean come on, I can now rent a car and my insurance goes down, I call both of those things a big win.

So, once again I’m sorry for being gone for so long and I can’t wait to fill you all in on my quarter-life crisis!

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Quarter-Life Thankfulness

Being that today is Thanksgiving I thought I would make a quick list of why I am thankful that I am in my 20’s.  I know this goes against everything I wrote about in my earlier blog 10 Reasons it Suck’s To Be In Your 20’s, but it’s Thanksgiving and I don’t care what you say, so here we go:

1 ) I’m thankful that my boobs don’t sag yet.  Enough said.

2 ) I’m thankful that I’m still young enough that people don’t feel sorry for me when they find out I’m not married or that I don’t have children.

3 ) I’m thankful for Google and their fun turkey on their homepage.

4 ) I’m thankful that I only have a few grey hairs.

5 ) I’m thankful that I grew up with T.V. shows like Doug, Salute Your Shorts and All That.

6 ) I’m thankful that I can still ask my parents for money and only be judged a little.

7 ) I’m thankful that I still get carded when buying beer.

8 ) I’m thankful that McDonald’s has no age limit when buying a happy meal.

9 ) I’m thankful to have a wonderful boyfriend who helps me through my quarter life crisis.

And lastly…

10 ) I’m thankful to have all of you who read my blog.

Well there you have it, what I am thankful for in my 24th year of life.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

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I Blame Facebook

I blame Facebook for being a main contributor to the quarter-life crisis.  Every time I log on to the book I am always faced with something great that has happened to one of my friends.  Last night I logged on to find someone had gotten engaged, today I logged on to find that another friend is having a baby.  When did this start happening?  It’s bad enough that I have to try to think of witty status to keep people interested in me, but I feel like my friends achievements are always over shadowing my wittiness.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am happy for my friends, really, I hope they all have wonderful marriages and healthy babies.  However their marriages and babies are starting to make me feel a little like a failure.

This leads me to my argument that I believe that the quarter-life crisis has grown with the popularity of the Facebook.   Before Facebook people were never informed 24/7 about what other people were doing with their lives.  Like that weird girl Suzy who sat behind me in 10th grade English, and who chewed her hair and who I never thought would get out of our home town, well she’s now an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.  How did I find this out? FACEBOOK!!!!  I could have gone my whole life thinking that I was at least better than weird Suzy, but because of Facebook I can’t.  Now I’m sure you’re all saying, “Just stop going on Facebook”, but lets be real.  I already have nothing to do in my life other than school and work at my dad’s office; I need Facebook to entertain me.   All I’m saying is that if you have a friend out there that you know is struggling a little to fit into the grown-up world, be nice and post your engagement or ultrasound pictures when you know they might not be on, or better yet just don’t post them at all, wait until you’re 30 to post them. Okay?

That’s my quarter-life thought of the day, now I need to go write a paper, or maybe I’ll just log on to Facebook to see who’s having a baby now.

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