I spent a majority of the year sitting around thinking about what I was going to do with the rest of my life. People who know me well know that my last internship was anything but a "calling" to the industry. I spent a majority of this year with a bad taste in my mouth about the industry and internships in general. It does not matter how many resumes you send out or how many professional emails you think you constructed perfectly, if you don't know someone its not getting you very far. Networking is a word I have heard since high school and it only took me a solid eight years to realize that it is the most useful tool. So kids, network. Also, don't be afraid to go to someone and tell them that you have no idea what you are going to do because they may be the one who gives you a lead that opens a door you never thought you would open.
2015 showed me how evil life can be. You can be perfectly fine on day and the next your entire world can be turned upside down. This year I had to watch one of my favorite people on the planet go through something that no one in their life should have to go through. She fought so hard and I will always be so proud of her for that. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about her and hear her voice saying all the silly things she used to say to me. Everyone has their days with it and for a while I had a lot of really bad ones but I know that is not what she would want. Linny, thanks for always believing in "Lauren Carr the Movie Star". They better have some good 'snicky snacks' up there for you!
All the best,