Heyo! This will be my last post on The Wave (tears), so I have decided to share my experience here. But before I do, let me tell you how I started. I was similar to many teenagers: busy, but looking for a job. My friend, Louise, asked if I was interested in applying to this program. However, I didn’t have the confidence to. I shrugged it off, thinking I wouldn’t get in. A few weeks later I visited the facility just to check it out. This was the first day I met Jon (our editor-in-chief). He was super friendly, and of course, he asked me if I was interested in applying to the Spring Cycle. I quickly declined, but when I got home, I debated whether or not to apply. After many hours of fighting with myself, I finally got myself to apply.
Sending in my application was nerve-racking. I was almost positive that I would be rejected. My writing skills weren’t my strongest suit, and I didn’t know if they would like what I wrote. A few days later, I received an email saying I had been accepted to the program! I was so happy, excited, and very nervous. On my first day, I really didn’t know what to expect. Although I was two hours late (due to bus complications), I really enjoyed it. Everyone was so inviting and friendly. Going to Sunset Media Wave was usually the highlight of my day. We would gather around at a table, socialize for a bit, and get to typing. However, because of a huge project I had to do for school and me being a captain of my school’s Badminton, I wasn’t able to come as often as I wanted to. The whole time management thing was so stressful, but in the end, it paid off. I had tons of fun, despite all that pressure.
The theme is of this article is just to take chances. You really never know what you are capable of until you try. Taking risks will lead you to an unexpected place, and you will learn a lot, like I did in this program. Being a part of Sunset Media Wave was truly and fun and life-changing experience. I was exposed to different people, who I did not see everyday, and that really added an interesting twist to my life. Even if they weren’t aware of it, each of these people influenced me one way or another. The Monday and Wednesday Squad was a group of goofy and amazing people.
Thank you so much for reading Mission to Ambition, and hope you enjoyed it! Cya around peeps!
Picture at the top left to right:Hannah, Jennifer, Marvin, Amanda, Nelson, Alicia