Shea Williams’ Blog Series: Taking a Year In
Let’s address the obvious first. What does a year ‘in’ mean, and why haven’t I called it a year ‘out’? Well, ‘out’ suggests I’m going against the norm, against the grain and doing something outside of what is right. In fact, this gap year is very much inline with everything. This is a year dedicated to my growth, my personal brand, my self-awareness, and my internal mindfulness – a year so desperately needed after the pandemic. A part of my growth journey included working in a professional team —which is why I felt the need to do an internship.
Internships can be difficult to find, yet alone during COVID. In a time when businesses are looking at ways to cut costs, I feel extremely thankful that I’ve managed to secure one doing something I enjoy. Helping young people in any way I can has been something I’ve always loved doing; the ability to do so with an amazing organisation such as Global Learning London is somewhat surreal. To have an organisation actively listen and implement my ideas without me having to fight for my voice to be heard? Unreal. As a member of Youth Parliament, carving a way for yourself is something I’ve always spoken about in speeches — so to look back and say ‘I made this happen’ is an extremely rewarding feeling. As the first intern here, I’ll call this a win for practicing what I preach!
Mondays are officially fun again 😊
You can read the full blog here.