The College Experience: Accidental Photobomb

by - 7:24 PM

'Excited?'
I didn't even answer my mom's question. It was Monday morning, I had two weeks of summer vacation left, but here I was, getting ready for my first internship assignment of my sophomore year. It was going to be one big surprise, because the email with instructions only said: 'Be there at 9'
With my experiences from last year's internship still fresh in my mind, I couldn't help but be nervous and excited. I couldn't understand how my mother hadn't noticed that yet: I had packed my bag three days before and even laid out my clothes for that day so I wouldn't panick about them in the morning.
'Envy? Excited?' My mom doesn't give up easily. 'Nervous?'
'Yeah,' I said, 'both.'

When I decided to become a teacher, I started dreaming about teaching at my old high school. This year that dream will come true - more or less. I landed an internship and soon I will start teaching German on Monday's while going to classes for the rest of the week.
I doubted a little about doing this internship. My previous internship coach basically told me I sucked, but she was the kind of person that went to a strip club with the other intern and stalked us on Facebook. So I set my doubts aside and on the morning of the 24th, I left my Batman shirt at home and went to my internship school dressed up as a responsible adult. One problem: as I arrived at the school, I still had no idea what I was supposed to do there. Heck, I didn't even know where the front door was!
My old high school had moved to a new building and lucky for me, one of my old teachers saw me stare at the walls like that would make a door appear out of nowhere. She showed me the door, then disappeared. I was pretty much on my own - and that's why I ended up ruining the principal's speech and photobombing the anual staff picture.

There's one things you need to know about my internship school: it has a garage, but for bicycles. It looks creepy and it's even worse when you don't know where the exit is. By the time I found it, I quickly walked through the doors and found myself right in front of every teacher of the school, who were all listening to the principal's "Welcome Back!!!" speech, which I'd unknowingly interrupted by showing up right next to the principal. I was off to a great start.
The principal decided to ignore me and one of my old teachers made room for me to sit. No one seemed to mind, a lot of the teachers were only looking at me because they still recognized me (mostly because I was "that girl who's always reading Harry Potter" and in one case because I was "the girl who almost set the science lab on fire with a clothes peg"). For a while I thought I was out of trouble. Then a photographer showed up. No matter how I tried not to be part of the staff picture, I ended up being clearly visible on front row. Never in my whole life have I been so happy to have left my Batman shirt at home.

I spent the rest of the day talking to my soon-to-be coaches, who only thought it was great that I was part of the staff picture. They even went a step further and brought me back to the photographer to get another picture taken. I tried to protest, but "you're part of the team now!"
And in that moment, when I heard them call me a part of their team, I could've cried tears of happiness. All those men and women that I respected when I was still an annoying fangirl with a loud shrill voice now wanted me to be part of their team, they wanted me to be successful in this career path. Words can't explain how great that feels. So when they offered me to start internship earlier and go on a fieldtrip to Germany with them, I could only say 'yes'.
I'm excited to start sophomore year, even more excited to start my second internship. I'll hope to see you stop by along the road, just like last year with The College Experience Posts!

Stay Awesome!

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  1. Oh my goodness, you nearly set the science lab on fire with a clothes peg? I'd love to here that story. I dislike photo bombing, too; it just naturally happens for me. It's odd.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I'll post the story about the science lab soon. It wasn't entirely my fault though!
      I don't get it: when I try to do a photo bomb, I fail miserably, but when I really don't want to I'm clearly visible XD

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  2. So. Many. Stories. In. One. Post.
    How did you set the science lab on fire with a clothes peg, exactly? XD XD
    Good luck with the internship. You'll do great. :)

    Geekie Chic

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    1. Thank you! I hope I'm going to do great, I'm going to give it my all :)
      I'll tell you how I almost set the lab on fire soon, I promise!

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  3. This made me so happy in so many different ways- especially the last paragraph!

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    1. Getting to share all this with you is what makes me happy :)

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  4. So happy for you, Envy! You'll do a great job :D

    -Kathie K
    A Sea Change

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    1. Thank you Kathie! I'm going to try and do the best I can!

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