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Packing your life up to move overseas can be daunting. Packing up your life to move overseas for an internship? Even more so! See how IES Internships intern Ivy is planning on channeling her nerves to achieve exciting goals while she completes her internship in London.
We are our own worst critics. We let our fears stop us from achieving the things we dream about at night.
Packing up a suitcase and traveling across the world can be daunting. Let me let you in on a secret: We are all scared. I'm a planner and when things don't go as I expect, I tend to go a little crazy. But that's the beautiful thing about travel; things will never go as planned and you must learn to be flexible. I'm afraid of getting lost on the Tube, or making mistakes at my internship. But most of all, I face the fear of the unknown. There are so many things that I haven't learned, which can lead to self-doubt and fear. However, I'm working on understanding my mistakes to see what they can teach me. After all the fear, there is only one other emotion that overpowers: excitement.
I'm about to live in the amazing city of London. Few cities compare whether it be culturally, socially, historically or in beauty, and the hay fields of sweet home Indiana don't even come close. I've been spending countless hours brushing up on British history and learning everything I can. The spine of my Lonely Planet London guide is creased, from days spent flipping through its pages. Yes, I am still scared. But I've channeled my nerves into motivation. Fear creates goals and I want to share three of mine for when I step foot out of Heathrow, and take my first steps on British soil.
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