Internships and scary things

Hey there!

I mentioned in my last post that I was interviewing for an internship. I didn’t get the internship position. That was the second internship that I inquired about and didn’t get accepted into.

I was definitely bummed and spent a day feeling bad about myself. At the same time, I realized that God is going to bring the right opportunities into my life at the right time. I probably would have been really stressed out if I was doing a full time internship while also taking a full course load. I also know that He heals the sting of rejection.

Needless to say, I’ve had a little bit of a rough week. I got a C on a meteorology test, lost a windshield wiper while I was driving (no clue how that happened), and my dog had diarrhea in my bedroom (tmi?). Oh well. None of the things that happened to me were a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but here’s to hoping this week is much better!

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Some pictures from my week:

Lily

Lily. I just don’t know about her sometimes. I find her doing the most random things.

Variety is the spice of life. Chocolate pancake with chocolate chips and blueberry, strawberry, and red sugar pancakes. Pancakes make life better.

Variety is the spice of life. Chocolate pancake with chocolate chips and blueberry, strawberry, and red sugar pancakes. Pancakes make life better.

I had Dunkin' Donuts coffee for the first time on Friday. The verdict? Yum!

I had Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for the first time on Friday. The verdict? Yum!

The sky was gorgeous on my way home from campus earlier in the week.

The sky was gorgeous on my drive home from campus earlier in the week.

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So, I have been thinking about rejoining gymnastics. How random is that?!

I used to be a competitive gymnast when I was younger. Sometimes I can’t believe the crazy flips I used to do–I wonder how I was brave enough to just throw myself into flips on a balance beam and other equipment. Now, I’m not sure if I would do even half of the tricks I used to do.

Anyways, I saw that the club I used to belong to is now going to be offering an adult class once a week starting in March.

I realized that rejoining gymnastics could be considered a part of one of my New Year’s resolutions: do things that scare me. Why does rejoining gymnastics scare me? Well, I don’t want to break my neck (or any bones), and I don’t feel as if I have the time to devote to it. But I know that I do. And I have a feeling I’ll really enjoy it.

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What is something that you want to do that scares you?

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21 comments

  1. I’m sorry you didn’t get the internship but you’re right. It means it wasn’t meant to be. Good for you for looking at it in a different light. And I would be terrified to start a sport back up again too. But I think you will really be glad you did!!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the internship, but I can’t wait to see the great things that God sends your way. I think gymnastics would be awesome for you to get back into! I’ve always admired gymnasts. So dedicated and talented!

  3. wait you were a gymnast? that is awesome lady, you should pop in, see how it feels. your cat has some skills. I know rejection is tough to stomach but I am a firm believe we will be given the opportunity that we are meant to be in. I struggled finding a job out of college but where I am now is exactly where I think I should be.

  4. I’m sorry you didn’t get the internship, Allie. But there are bigger and better things to come your way, I’m sure! That’s so cool you used to do gymnastics! My younger sister (her name is Allie too) did gymnastics for years when she was younger. I was always in awe of how she could do all those backflips and things. I think you should definitely give it a try; I bet it would be a lot of fun!

  5. Really sorry to hear that you did not get the internship- however, sometimes I feel like things like this happen for a reason and God has our best interests at heart. I’m not that much older than you, but I’ve been rejected from several “big girl” jobs and honestly, I realize that makes me so much more thankful for the job I do have. I applied to work at the Hard Rock Park theme park in MB as a public relations person after college and did not get it, I was bummed… the park closed after about a year, and I’m so glad I did not get the job and move to Myrtle Beach! I’d be in a new city without a job.

    Good luck if you decide to rejoin gymnastics. That’s pretty awesome that you were a gymnast, you’re a really talented athlete with running, swimming, AND gymnastics. And teaching spin. It’s pretty awesome!

  6. Bad days/weeks are so frustrating, and I know how you feel about the internship thing. I applied to many summer internships last year and was rejected by all of them. I was very bummed out, but all things happen for a reason and I tried to keep things in perspective.

    I’m sure that chocolate pancake made you feel better ;)!

  7. Dunkin’ donuts is seriously THE BEST! ❤ and I agree girl rejoining things is scary! I'm thinking of doing volleyball in the fall and although I'm excited, I'm also freaked out! 🙂

  8. First time having Dunkin Donuts ever??? Yum is right! I’m pretty much addicted. LOL! 🙂 And I’m finding more and more that doing things that scare you is — well — scary… but when you succeed, there’s no way to explain that feeling of accomplishment. Two years ago, I went on a business trip (by myself) to Portland, OR. That was clear across country and I was terrified. But it ended up being one of the best experiences ever because I realized that I did it. (With God’s help, I did it!). 🙂 And, girl, I truly do believe that you can do anything you set your mind to!

  9. It wasn’t the right one is all.
    No sweat it.

    And my dog has exploded once or twice….and even in the grandest scheme if things that is definitely a blip of suckdom. It makes the chart.

    Ps- The list of things I’d do if nit for fear is….wow.
    That certain fear….is evil.
    When I think of my gymnast days however I am like whaaaa? No way. But I’m old. You are young — go get it!

  10. I’m sorry to hear about the rough week. I totally know what you mean – little things feel so much bigger when they’re piled on top of each other.

    I think it’s AWESOME that you want to start gymnastics again! I’m trying to do things outside of my comfort zone, too. You’re such an inspiration, Allie!

  11. I am sorry about your rough week. I just wanted to remind you of how smart and capable you are. As far as these internships go, I think that the sign that you were interviewed shows that they thought you could definitely do the job. I’ve learned that there are so many factors that go into who they choose for these things, and it usually has to do with stuff completely unrelated to the people that they are interviewing!

    Awesome about rejoining gymnastics! I love your goal too – I think things are scary because of balance. We have to suffer a little bit to find the greatest joys; otherwise life would be too easy ; )

  12. Oh yikes, what a rough week! It will get better, and internship/job hunting is hard. Only 2 rejections is like a drop in the bucket for me. But you will find one you like. Until then, pancake it up 🙂

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