Internship yay !!! This week was the first week on our four week journey that we call internship. I have the opportunity to intern for the City of Chula Vista Environmental Services, so for the first day I got the tour of the offices and got my own office. Well it’s not my own because I have to share it with Hector but we both have our own desks. It was fun getting to know everyone that works here, there were probably about 30 handshakes in the span of an hour. But I remember most of their names. The first was very relaxed, I got introduced to everyone and got a tour of the place. I also got to sit in on a meeting so that I knew how everything worked. Something that surprised me about my workplace was that everyone was so close, they are all really friendly and all make an effort to talk to Hector and I. I was also surprised that they gave us our own office. The thing that strikes me about my workplace is all of the work that they are doing. I am really enjoying so far the project that I will be helping them with, it something that I now realize affects me everyday. They are working on reducing the amount of organic waste that goes into the landfill. I learned some interesting stats like; one industry consultant estimates that up to one on seven truckloads of perishables delivered to supermarkets is thrown away, Americans throw away 40% of food and that is an estimated $165 billion per year. It shocking and I don’t think that many people know about this, so it shocked me how much of a difference I can make while I’m at my internship.
I think that as of right now everything that I do, I do it because of my future. I always try to feel like everything that I’m doing is going to benefit my future. I know that I’m interested in going to college. I don’t know where , but I want to go. I’ve always thought that I wanted to be a scientist but recently I’ve been changing my mind a lot. There have been different experiences that have influenced my thinking like Max’s culture jamming project has made me feel really passionate about current events. I now feel the need to make a change in the world, and I know that I can. I am also passionate about math and it’s been the one subject that has stuck with me throughout school. As far as who I want to be as a person I think that it has always been clear to me that I want to be someone who makes a change in the world or simply doing something that will impact people’s life. I know that I have a strong voice and can stand for anything that I believe in. I know that there are still things that I need to work on. I need to work on finding motivation in things that I don't necessarily enjoy. I know that life is not always going to be all of the things that I enjoy but I know that I can learn to make the best of every situation. I still need to work on taking responsibility for all of my mistakes and actions. I need to work on being able to reach out to my support system, let them help me and trust them. Heading into internship I feel good, I think that I am going to be able to make the best of everyday. I know that it will be a very nice experience. I’m excited to get away from school, meet new people and make social capital.