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April 11, 2024

  • Poetics of April
    As we enter into the poetics of April, also known as national poetry month, here are four voices from well to lesser known. The Tradition – Jericho Brown Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Brown visited the last American Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP 2024) conference, and I loved his speech and humor. Besides […]
  • Barbara Marie Minney in Perrysburg
    Indie bookstore, Gathering Volumes, just hosted poet and (transgender) activist, Barbara Marie Minney in Perrysburg To celebrate Trans Day of Visibility, Minney read from her poetry book – A Woman in Progress (2024). Her reading depicted emotional and physical transformations especially in the scene of womanhood and queer experiences. Her language is empowering and personally […]
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Real world offers challenges, opportunities

I am excited and terrified to grow up.

Not only will I be 21 years old this Sunday, but I will only have a year-and-a-half left of school before I graduate and duke it out in the real world.

I bet you seniors are huffing at that statement because you’re even closer.

The thing is, these days are going by faster and faster and I feel more anxious and uncertain about my future.

I’m applying for internships to places I never thought I’d see myself being at. One in Columbus, one in Louisville and probably some other random place that pops up.

If I get one of those internships, I’ll be in a completely alien environment and have to fend for myself; something that excites and terrifies me.

This summer I stayed here in Bowling Green to work on the summer paper, intern at a local workplace psychology organization and write some stories for the Sentinel-Tribune. But that wasn’t scary at all.

I know this city and I was still with my friends.

Columbus and Louisville are different beasts.

I would be on my own; something I have fantasized and dreamed about for about a year.

But how would I adapt? Being thrown into a new environment and told to report on it like I’ve lived there for a while?

While scary, I would love to welcome that challenge.

It gives me a thrill to think about such things because I will have to go where the jobs are, so I better just dive in head first now and I can’t be picky.

My buddy Max has been there to push me to apply for internships in different places.

He helped me decide to apply for The Columbus Dispatch and Courier-Journal in Louisville as well as other places, ignoring my “I don’t want to live there” bickering.

Like he told me, it’s a good experience and it will look good on your resume (and it also pays).

I can’t argue with that and I can’t be complacent with a backup plan.

So I will throw myself out there and apply to Godknowswhereville and do all I can to ensure I get something, as should you.

Why settle when all you have to do is push yourself a little bit to potentially gain a better internship or what have you?

Seems like a good investment with little risk and a big reward.

Now excuse me while I preen my cover letter, fix the spelling mistakes on my resume and order some stamps.

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