After years of trying to convince myself that I’m a decent juggler, I have come to the conclusion that I am not, and that’s totally fine.
Growing up, I would constantly get in trouble by my parents for two of the same things over and over again: bruising all of the fruits and vegetables in the kitchen and always being out and about with my friends like a “niño vago.”
I was determined to become an expert juggler as much as I was determined to make it to every event or outing my friends would plan. Going into my fourth and final year of college, I think it’s about time I take a break from juggling, both literally and figuratively.
This is not me giving up but rather coming to a realization about myself. I get so caught up in trying to juggle and balance my work, personal, and social lives that it becomes so hard to focus and pay attention to what really matters.
Like mi jefe used to tell me, “Hay un tiempo para todo.” There will always be other concerts to go to, nights to hang out with my friends, and weekends to visit my family. However, some opportunities only come once and only multiply if they are seized.
As we approach the end of our summer internship, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside some creative and driven people. I have learned a lot about myself and my skills that will allow me to grow both as a person and professionally. This internship is the beginning to my growth and future in advertising.
Who knows, maybe I’ll pick up juggling again sometime down the road, but for right now, it’s time for me to settle down, focus, and ponerme las pilas.