August 19, 2005

Coming to a close

Soon this desk I've made a reporter's will be bare once again.

It will grow dusty and miss the glory days of colored post-its and warm mugs cooling on its plastic top. It will miss the Webster's Dictionary and the open AP handbook. It will miss the ringing of my disfunctional telephone and the notepads strewn across its gray surface.

This desk will miss my feet squinching up my toes when an interview doesn't go just right, and the highlighter marks from an overzealous beginner tracking -everything-.

It'll miss that full feeling of files in its drawers and the snazzed up sensation of a clipped cartoon taped to its side.

It'll miss the keys tapping, the ranting and hushed peals of glee. It'll miss the days when everything seemed to go pear-shaped and then reconfigured, amazingly, into published semi-perfection.

I like to think the desk will be the only one missing someone, but I know it'll really be me, missing everything that this summer internship was, but I'm really not letting go completely. Freelance fun is right around the corner.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at August 19, 2005 11:52 AM | TrackBack
Comments

I'm glad to see how much you put into your experience, and how much you've gotten out of it.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at August 19, 2005 4:30 PM

Don't worry--you can always keep on interning until you graduate and you can get it as a "real" job ;-)

Posted by: Karissa at August 19, 2005 11:08 PM
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