It’s been real. It’s been fun. It’s been real fun. Cue the sad music because my days as a Red Door intern have officially ended. And honestly just thinking about this is hitting me right in the feels for a number of reasons.
Since the start of September, I’ve been coming to Red Door consistently each and every week. In other words, it’s been about 15 weeks, or just over 3 months since I started. Science told me that it only takes 21 days to form a routine, which puts me in a sort of dilemma. It has been well over 21 days since I first started, so naturally Red Door has become a part of my weekly routine. So here’s where the dilemma kicks in: I’ve managed to create this routine which initially worked quite well for me, but just a quick flip of the switch and suddenly I’m forced to break from it entirely. As if breaking routine wasn’t challenging enough, what makes matters even worse, is that basically me breaking from this routine requires me to say goodbye to all of the super cool people I’ve met here *insert crying face emoji*. So now you might understand why this whole routine thing poses a dilemma for me, I’m saddened that my Red Door days are over but I’m also having a hard time grasping that I won’t get to see any of these people next week, the week after that, or the week after that. Of course I’m going to visit as often as I can, but I think we can all agree that it’s not the best feeling when you spend all of this time and form awesome relationships with people, and then suddenly you have to leave them behind and/or not see them remotely as frequently. Next to the people, there’s also the doggos of the office. Anyone that knows me knows that I adore dogs, all dogs, and all things dog related. No discrimination here. I mean I literally have stickers of my own dogs faces on the front of my laptop. But, that’s besides the point. The point is, I’ve spent way too much time with these people (including the dogs… dogs are people too you know) and now i’m forced to leave them. I’m truly going to miss everyone, the crazy antics, the laughs… etc. and I can’t thank the Red Door team enough for providing me an awesome experience and opportunity.
Interning at Red Door has taught me a TON. Before I came into this internship, I had not a clue as to what I wanted to do after I graduate. As a marketing major, the career possibilities are what it seems to be endless. There are so many potential paths that I could take, and it’s extremely overwhelming when trying to figure out which path will be the perfect one. I’ve always hated when people ask what my plans are after college. How am I supposed to make this decision when I still can’t even choose between Chipotle or sushi for dinner. But all thanks to Red Door, I think I finally have an idea as to what I want to do, and can actually see myself doing. I was tasked with posting content on Red Door’s social media platforms, as well as designing graphics and flyers for open houses, new listings, announcements, and the most recent being an announcement looking for new interns this Spring. Being a part of the behind the scenes and seeing what it takes to market and advertise for a business, truly helped me find my path… or at least I think. Both social media and creating new content are things that I find I genuinely enjoy doing. I guess you could say that me leaving Red Door is sort of bittersweet. I’m sad that I won’t be able to see everyone regularly, but at the same time I can look at it as a steppingstone on my career path.
Before I go, just a quick thank you again to everyone who has made my first intern experience a special one. To the future interns, you’re in for good time at Red Door, as I promise there will never be a dull moment. You’ll see what I mean when you get here, and just make sure to hold down the fort while we (the retired interns) are gone! On that note, I’m intern Baylee and I’ll be signing off for now!