Friday, May 7, 2010

Editorial Internship and Life

Friday I was interviewed for an editorial internship. I think that they wanted to offer me the internship, but it has to count toward my college credit hours. I am not sure if or how I can do this, but I have a few irons in the fire trying to get that aspect squared away. I really want this! It would be such a fantastic opportunity. I would be helping the assistant editor and other members of the team with editing and writing, and I'd be able to sit in on some meetings as well. If I do get the internship they may even want me to write a blog about it for their website!
While there has been some activity pushing me forward with my career path my personal life has been a bit turbulent. My husband has been in the hospital for the past four days. This is the second time he has been hospitalized during final's week, and the fourth time he has been hospitalized in the past three years due to a chronic illness. When he is in there it is hard for me to focus on anything else, but I managed to get through finals and an interview. Then I spent my days entertaining him. I'll admit, I worked on my letter to the publishing house which I have to submit to the parent company of the place where I am trying to get the internship. I also brainstormed a new idea for a poem: strange places we've slept (like the hospital). I obsessively tried to get their intermittent wireless to work so I could see if my professor had e-mailed me back about using the internship for credit hours. I am a workaholic. I am obsessive. Most of all I am determined.
I am happy to say the care he's received this go round was better than the care he's previously received here in town. I think that led to a quicker recovery, and a more "pleasant" stay in the hospital, relatively speaking. We may still be headed down to South Carolina for further tests and treatment though.
I am excited to be done with finals, and at the prospect of bringing my husband home today. I want to focus on home for a few days. It has been a sorely neglected part of my life while the semester was underway. I have to clean, care for my husband, sort through my books, and straighten out my life in preparation for a busy summer.


  1. That internship sounds like a great opportunity for you! I really hope you get it! I'm glad Tic-tac is recovering well. It's gotta be so hard to juggle so many vital changes in your life, while, at the same time worrying about your partner's health. Love you guys, and I wish him a speedy recovery!

    - Jeff

  2. Thanks so much for your support and love, it means alot! We love you and miss you both.

  3. You've really got a lot going there. You need a break or maybe an intern for yourself. Good luck with the editorial internship prospect and with any other opportunities that may come your way. And wishing comfort and speedy recovery for your husband-- he is lucky to have a wife like you.


  4. Thanks Lee!
    I appreciate the comment, and having another follower! I will check your blog out too. I do have alot going on, maybe I need to outsource some of it?

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. But what an exciting opportunity for you to do an internship as an editor!

  6. Thanks Jody. I haven't heard anything, but it starts June 6 so I should find out either way soon. My husband went back to work today, but still needs to go to a specialist for more tests.

  7. Having your husband in the hospital at the same time as your opportunities demand your time as well must be trying indeed.

    I have been where you are in a similar fashion. Focus at the matter at hand no matter what it may be. You can only be at one place at a time. You can do this by subdividing your tasks in order of priority. You will come out of this stronger and more organized.

    But you and your husband will come out of this.

    Good luck with your internship, Roland

  8. Thanks Roland! It definitely helps keep me going to continue pursuing my passions while taking care of my husband too.

  9. I can so relate. My wife is on 4 weeks bed rest right now after major surgery. Trying to keep a house with five kids up and running with her down is. . . well - - I guess we're all still here :)

    I hope you get the internship.

  10. Thanks Ben! I hope your wife gets better fast. You are waaaaay outnumbered! ;-)