I am scared of change. Advice?
April 29, 2010 4:43 PM Subscribe
Got an internship in San Jose, CA. Have to move to another city for 2,5 months. Really, really, really scared about details (transportation, roommates, the actual work itself) instead of enjoying the opportunity and preparing myself for a good experience. Help?
posted by kuju to Human Relations (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here it goes. I just got an internship with a very well-known company in San Jose, CA (currently living in Durham, NC). Didn't really understand how big of a deal it was until everybody started congratulating me and all... Now, I just got my ticket and sort of figured my housing situation and things got real.
I have always been the anxious/grossly over-prepared kind. I will think about what might happen and try to be cautious and prepared for everything to the point which I think is sometimes unhealthy. I am doing the same thing again. I have no family in the US. I keep asking myself: What if I get on the wrong train? What if I get lost? How will I do X by myself? What if I break my leg? What if I miss the last shuttle? What if something happens to me? Questions keep floating my brain and I get all sweaty and nervous.
I have other friends who are getting internships and they are very exited about the opportunity. They are confident and they know that they can tackle anything. And they do. I want to become like that. How do I stop worrying and enjoy opportunities?
Any advice welcome.
(Background Info: International student from Turkey, female, 20. Electrical engineering major. Doesn't know how to drive. )