What Really Happens When You’re My Intern?
About a year ago, one of my sorority sisters posted a photo on Instagram of a fluffy pomeranian puppy. She was ecstatic when she told me that Societygrl liked her photo. She took a screenshot of the notification with the caption she noticed me.
I thought who was this mystery girl?
I followed this Societygrl on Instagram and Twitter, liking her flawless beautiful photos and laughing at her funny tweets. I told my college friends about her, and they followed her, too. We dreamed of what it would be like to have her amazing sense of fashion and live her Gossip Girl lifestyle, living vicariously through her blog posts.
My last semester of college, I made a list of dream jobs while procrastinating on writing an essay. The ones that made the list included creating the names of nail polishes, being an ice cream taster, and writing for Societygrl. I thought the least likely would be the last one. After graduation, I sent an email that, to my surprise, got a reply. My crazy dream became a reality, and I was officially part of the SG Team! Now I was the ecstatic one.
This isn’t your typical internship. We aren’t even in the same state! Honestly, who gets to say that they write for their fashion icon? Oh, yeah…me. *screams*
Writing is my passion and has always been something that I’ve loved. Julia lets me write what I want and have fun with my posts. She has given me some topic ideas and direction, but mostly she lets me be creative and choose what I want to write about. I’ll get inspiration from magazine articles, TV shows, Pinterest, movies, or just seeing people out shopping. I take a lot of pictures to remember, but if I get an idea that just can’t wait, I’ll write notes down in my iPhone or on little scraps of paper.
After emailing and texting back and forth for a couple months, I finally got to meet the girl behind it all–it was just me, Julia, and her adorable cat on Skype. Her posts online reflect what she’s like in person. Wise beyond her years, she was really genuine, intelligent, down to earth, easy to talk to, and knows what she wants in life. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to write for Julia and do something I love. We brainstormed some fun ideas about future posts, so stay tuned!