The intern life

Transitions can be extremely tough. Being an intern is perhaps, the most difficult transition to make. Here, there is a big transition and yet there is no transition at all.
One day, you are sitting in a lecture and the next day, among people who are almost a decade older than you. And after a few days, life switches back. But, how can possibly switch your life so easily, so fast?
I may not have an experience of many internships, but there is a lot I have learnt in the two that I have done. I guess they have definitely given me enough matter to write this post.
First of all, there are many questions that go buzzing in the head.
Will I really learn something at the end of this internship?
The most essential question, every intern must ask him/herself. Thankfully, I had a positive response for myself.
How the hell does this work?
It can be tough to learn new things quickly, but there is a lot of fun involved since each day brings along new challenges and lessons.
Am I doing this for the stipend or for the work involved?
This may sound weird, but the possibility of this thought to occur is very real.

Is this something I want to do for the rest of my life?
It is tricky to find an answer for this question and it also happens to be the one that has troubled me the most.

Am I even good at this?
This is where it all begins and ends.

However, there are a few ways in which the intern life is truly amazing and helpful.

Being an observer
You can easily stay in the background and observe how the real work gets done.

Getting paid to learn
Do I really need to explain this one? πŸ˜›

Responsibilities. Blah.Β 
Work is obviously expected, but it is never the big stuff. Phew.

The Happiness
Posting about the internship as a milestone on Facebook or updating the LinkedIn profile may take only a few minutes, but the pride stays for long, being fueled duly by the likes. πŸ˜‰

I guess the one thing that keeps you going till the end is the assurance that it is going to end after a definite period of time. The thought that you can change your course, keeps you sane.

In the end, it is that crazy time, every college student must go through, once in a while! πŸ™‚

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