So today started my journey with NASPA. Like the typical excited kindergartener, I laid my first day of work outfit out to go along with my new fancy work backpack. I spent the last part of my evening getting some wonderful well wishes then parted ways with a goodnight to begin a goodnights rest. Well, that is exactly opposite of what I got. I was home alone and waiting for my brother to arrive. He never did, so I tossed and turned all night. I guess that isn’t important.
My mom called to wake me, ha typical, and I began my morning swag routine. Two splashes of Old Spice in the loofa, a little Aveeno on my chocolately brown face, topped with my featured scent that my swag refuses to name. One windsor knot tie later, I was out the door to start the internship that is half of the inspiration for this blog. I hopped in Harold (my beautiful Scion) and drove to the MARC train. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I followed everyone else. Typically, I got lost in DC but eventually found the office as my swag was now drenched in DC humidity sweat.
Walking in the office felt like NASPA Annual Conference reunion. I was warmly greeted by Tiki and Tonya (sounds like a show) to begin the day full of Brittany jokes. Of course, they had stuff to say about me being ovedressed and I begged to differ each time.
It’s funny. It was my first day and I am already labeled the problem child. During our office tour, Tonya told the other interns “if it breaks, blame Brittany.” Dag. First day, I’m already the butt of the office jokes. Tiki joked with Tonya saying that I said I wasn’t scared of her and I so modestly replied I’m not even scared of my parents. We all know thats’s true. It was good feeling that we belonged and were welcomed.
We went through a long day of orientation and new people stuff, but all very helpful.
There’s three other interns.
Queena….graduate student from Vermont. We were roommates at conference. She’s a Cali girl.
Matt…just graduated from from Urbana Champaign. Really happy exciting kind of guy. Definitely could be a summer bro.
Amelia….rising junior at North Florida. She was pretty quiet in the beginning, but actually very funny. She had some good one liners.
Then there will be some random folks joining us. So that’s the little team. The “summers” as NASPA affectionately calls us.
This week we will be traveling in Harold to UMCP to help with the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. We have to be there by 7:00am Thursday and I’m not done until 9:30pm. Ahhh #naspaproblems. It should be cool going. We will be going to the Newseum! Right on!
Anyways, my first day went really well. I’m excited to see what this summer has in store. I have tomorrow’s outfit all laid out, sans tie since that’s all I heard about today. The heat up here is ridiculous. Not a fan. Ha I need a fan. Ha, no drizzy drake. Okay bedtime.