Let The Countdown Begin

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody.

Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”

-Anthony Bourdain

Day -12

It’s seemed so far off for so long, but the day is fast approaching now. Twelve days, to be exact, until I am on a plane en route to Berlin. There’s a lot to do between now and then, but thankfully I have a bit of free time in the upcoming two weeks. 

This Friday (Aug. 22) marks the end of an incredible fourteen-week internship at the global strategy and design consulting firm, frog. These fourteen weeks have had their ups and downs, some weeks particularly challenging and others extra rewarding, but overall my experience here this summer has been fantastic. I have learned so much and been around such inspiring people, I now feel like I have a much better idea of where I want to be going after college. It has been truly eye-opening to work in this high-tech and creative environment, and I hope to return next summer to further my experience with the company. 

Following the end of my internship, I will have a free week before leaving. However, “free” might not be the best word. I will have a lot to do in the days leading up to my departure, including quite a bit of sorting and sifting through clothes and other supplies needed for my trip, likely a bit of last-minute shopping, and definitely some delicious Austin dining. 

I have a lot of plans for my semester already, and others still in the making. Many of my friends will be studying in Europe as well, and I really hope to meet up with at least some of them while I’m there.  I’m looking forward to the courses I’ll be taking, the trips I’ll be making, and the food I’ll be baking. I have so much to look forward to in Berlin, but as always, I will miss Austin greatly. 

Luckily, I’ve still got a bit of time in the bright sun and high temperatures.