How many of you are guilty of comparing yourself to others? Everyone should be raising their hand or nodding or some other form of acknowledgement because we all do it. We all overthink, and we all wish we had something someone else had. It’s a fact of life whether we like it or not.
I’m noticing myself comparing myself to others more and more this year. Why? Sometimes I feel like I’m falling behind my peers. I’m supposed to find an internship in the apparel industry for the summer, but it’s a lot harder than you think it might be. At least once a week, I see someone in my major post something to Facebook about an internship they accepted. Meanwhile, I’m sitting at my laptop with an inbox filled with brand promotions and emails from professors. Not a single internship offer to be found. There are many words I could use to describe this feeling, but let’s just say I’m in a funk. I’m going through a three-quarter-college crisis.
I often find myself wishing I applied to the companies I said I would never work for, because at least it would be experience. But now their applications are closed, and I admit that I’m riding the struggle bus out here. Too much longer and I’ll be the driver! Don’t believe me? I’ve been sleeping with my resume under my pillow for 2 weeks in hopes that an internship fairy will come and give me a job offer. Yeah, I’ve gone that far. Also, if you know of an internship fairy, please send her my way.
I know that I will find one someday (
if only for the fact that I can’t graduate without one), but I need to stop comparing myself to other people in my major. They were meant to get those internships, and I am meant to get mine. That doesn’t make them any better than me, or vice versa. Hell, I’m sure I’ve achieved something they’ve wanted to do somewhere down the line. The point is, we’re all human. We all go through things at different times.
If you find yourself in a position where you feel like you’re falling behind, don’t let it get you down. Positivity is the only way to get through these struggles. Put on your fighting face and get to work. Pray to god, the universe, or whoever/whatever you believe in. Put on a girl power playlist. Be you, because that’s the best you that you can be.
You rock, girlfriend, and don’t you ever forget it. You will get whatever you’re looking for all in due time. I promise.
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