Having Fun in Traffic

Having Fun in Traffic

By Carly Goldstein

While incredibly corny, the old adage of “never being fully dressed without a smile” has never been more pertinent than throughout my experience in the LA semester. During my internship the importance of a positive attitude has only been reinforced time and time again. Though simple tasks like making coffee runs or picking up lunches do not seem like the most exciting responsibilities, I found that completing the assignments, and doing so with enthusiasm, has only benefited my experience. As the weeks progressed I noticed that was given more complicated and fun tasks to do, and though I am still responsible for lunch runs, I treat them with the same amount of excitement. Though the responsibilities seem small, I have realized that everything I am asked to do makes a difference in the big picture, even if it is just making someone’s life easier. I have also discovered that any task can be made monumentally more fun when examined through a different perspective. Like making a playlist so I look forward to getting into the car and ultimately into traffic, or timing my self to see how quickly I can complete a run. Although it may seem silly, it has helped me to stay motivated and enthusiastic, and has hopefully assisted me in brining my positive attitude to my internship.