I never expected to be during an internship at The National Forum this summer. Not because I don’t have the required skills or the intelligence, but rather because I never thought I’d get so lucky. I believe in luck. I’m a Sagittarius so believing in luck is kind of a must.
What makes me feel so lucky working at the National Forum? Well, I’ll name just a few “how lucky I’m I” here:
- The office environment is peaceful and productive.
- Staff at the National Forum are friendly, kind, and helpful to one other.
- My bosses treat me as an equal and respect my ideas and opinions.
- Sometimes, I get to work from home.
- I believe in the mission that the Forum has taken on.
- I like the people who work in the office, and even better, they like me.
- I get to work with a favorite person of mine, to which I admire highly.
- I’m surrounded by grad students.
- I’m trusted with work that is important.
- There is always something to do.
I have worked in places that weren’t a peaceful environment, or certain coworkers didn’t get along, which creates tension in the work environment. But the Forum is different. Each day when I arrived at the Forum, I was greeted with smiles and “good mornings” as I made my way to my desk where I paused in a moment of gratitude. The gratitude of being so lucky to be here; surrounded by kind co-workers and a vital mission that weaved into the surrounding work. Perhaps luck had nothing to do with me being an intern at the Forum, but partly, I would like to think it did. I know me getting the position is based on my work ethic and future career aims but adding luck in the mix just sounds a bit magical. Perhaps luck had nothing to do with me getting this internship, yet I do know that I am grateful for this opportunity, which leaves me saying, “man, I am lucky to be working here at the Forum.”