So, in some insane way five months have come and gone and the end of both my semester and internship are coming to a close. Over these past five months I’ve tried pushing myself out of my comfort zone because I realized I don’t push myself unless it’s related to academics. There is a quote that one of my professors introduced to me, “your comfort is a beautiful place, but nothing grows there.” This became my inspiration for my quest.
My first fear I (somewhat) conquered involves this internship. I was terrified of driving downtown, something most people can do with ease is a challenge for south town suburb raised me. This included asking my boyfriend at the time to drive me to jury duty when I was requested last year. This internship forced me to drive on the skyway which is something I had never done. Nervous at first, I am now completely calm and have seen well known Buffalo landmarks like Sahlen field and the Pierce Arrow Museum which makes me proud of what I have accomplished.
Shortly after started the internship my mother and I took a trip to T.J. Maxx where I bought my next conquered fear. While looking down the aisles in home I came across the candle section. Now I am uneasy around fire. My mother never had candles around the house, so it wasn’t common to me. Last summer I started working at a wedding venue near me and if you didn’t know candles are “romantic”. When asked to light candles my hand would shake as I lit the wick. I ended up buying two candles from T.J. Maxx that day and although I have not lit them a lot, I have become more comfortable around flames.
Lastly, and probably my biggest accomplishment included traveling away from home without my mom. My mother and I are very close. I grew up in a single parent home, so my mother was all I had. I am 100% a mama’s girl and always look to her for guidance. Back in October of last year I traveled with a few friends to Canada for the weekend. In March I traveled with a class to London, England for over a week. Being away from my mother was difficult. I also had no one to turn to when it came to answering questions I didn’t know about. I became more dependent while out of the country and realized how much I love living where I do. Buffalo is home.
So, although I do have a long way to go, I know I am headed in the right direction. I wanted to thank all of you for reading these blogs and joining me for the past five months. Best of luck to you. If you need help looking for a new house or looking to sell, call Red Door Real Estate at (716) 768-1177 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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