What Moving Away has Taught Me About Myself

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My experience here in Nashville, Tennessee, has been so amazing and I am so grateful for this opportunity. Here are four things I have learned about myself so far from my time here!

  1. I am totally capable of living alone

In the weeks prior to moving to Nashville, I was nervous about the idea of living alone in a new city. I knew I would be living in my apartment alone before my roommate moved in and was originally so scared to sleep in an empty apartment.

I soon discovered that it was a lot easier for me than I expected and I gained a lot of confidence in knowing I was able to conquer this fear. After being here for a about a month now, I have realized that I am more than capable of living by myself, managing my own life and taking care of myself. It’s a great feeling to know that you are braver than you thought you were!

  1. I really love Juice Bars.

This statement pretty much speaks for itself, but I have become obsessed with getting açaí bowls at the Franklin Juice Company. I absolutely love these bowls and highly recommend them.

  1. I don’t need a relationship

Coming into this experience, I was the kind of girl who could not wait to get married and spend my life with someone I love. I have always been a hopeless romantic and have always loved “love.” Valentine’s day has been my favorite holiday since I was a little girl.

Now that I’ve been here for a while and learned so much about myself, I have realized that a serious relationship is absolutely the last thing I want right now. I really want to spend this time focusing on my personal growth and myself. I don’t want to be held back right now because this is an important time for me.

  1. I am good enough for a “good internship”

For a long time, I had lost confidence in myself career-wise and was at a point where I was ready to give up and consider other fields. Over the summer, I had applied for several internships and was denied by all of them. After this, I had the mentality that I wasn’t experienced or good enough for a “big internship.”

When I applied for the marketing internship with the Country Music Hall of Fame, I knew it was a long shot and honestly didn’t think I would get it. I didn’t want to get my hopes up at all, so I had only told a few people that I had even applied.

When I found out that they wanted to offer me the position, I almost cried of excitement. I never thought in a million years that I would be moving to Nashville and having this amazing experience. Thanks to this internship, I have been able to re-gain confidence in my career path and myself. I have realized that I am beyond capable of a “big internship” and have the skills that are necessary to be successful as an intern and in life.


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