If you remember my post from last week, you know that I have been extremely busy working on my thesis. In my last post I said that I hope next week when I am writing you I will be close to being done. Well, it’s next week already and I can say that I am seeing the light at the end of a very very long tunnel. I am working on the finishing touches of my thesis and am proud of what I have been able to accomplish. A thesis is a huge undertaking, but I have been able to manage the stress of it all by taking frequent breaks and working out regularly. The only free time that I have had in the past week is allowing myself to go to the gym, which is the best way for me to handle my stress.
Other than working on my thesis, I have two other points of interest to share with you. The first is that I heard back from the Sierra Club who told me that I was not chosen for the Best Internship on Earth position. I was disappointed to hear this, but not devastated because I am a believer that everything happens for a reason, and I know that other opportunities will present themselves at the right time. Although I wasn’t chosen, my efforts and all of the votes of support from my family and friends were not in vain because I won a $150 pair of running shoes for being in the top 10!
On another note, I was extremely excited to hear today that I have been chosen as one of three students to attend a lunch with Senator George Voinovich next Thursday! I am honored to be able to have the opportunity to meet the man that the Voinovich School is named after and hear his insights on the public sector and the environment. I love to meet inspiring people that push me to work harder and seize opportunities. Today was the perfect day to receive the news about the luncheon because I have been starting to lose momentum on my thesis even though I am so close to the finish line, and I needed to be reminded that there are other people out there working hard and that hard work will eventually pay off for me as it has for them.