I am an intern. Yes, I am the person who traditionally does nothing but take coffee orders and get yelled at when the fancy printer that automatically staples important documents that I’m supposed to file, runs out of staples. Yet, that’s not me at all, considering this internship is remote ie virtual and I’m two days in and I haven’t been yelled at once.
Adolphus Press is a fairly (very) new micro-press and literary journal that I am so lucky to be a part of. My official title is Social Media and Editorial Intern. I seem to have snagged a dream internship before moving in to my dorm room for my very first year of college. It is no secret that my dream, other than being published, is to work in the publishing industry helping other people get published, and this is the stepping stone I so desperately need if I want to make that dream a reality.
Will it be a lot of work? Yes, quite possibly. Will I be able to stay afloat despite all the other things that I have to do as a first-college student? I sure hope so! But I will, because I’m not going to let myself fall behind in any way, shape, or form because that’s not who I am as a person. I don’t fall behind; I push through. And if I can’t handle this internship, then I can’t handle becoming a full-time writer and publisher in the future, and that is not an option.
I, Sabrina Spence, am currently living out my dream. Never have I been more excited and never have I been more motivated to do what it is that will bring me fulfillment. This is what people call “meaningful work.” I am a college student and I am an intern and I am a writer. This is the intersection of all three.