Archive for March 7th, 2011
The end of the internship is starting to loom. I’ve been aware of it before, but now it’s starting to invade my personal space, peek over my shoulder at my computer screen (“Is answering that email really the best use of your remaining time?”) and breathe down the back of my neck. Altogether rude.
Before it really gets pushy, though, I’ve got a task that has me looking backwards a lot: I’m creating a user’s guide to On Co-op’s website, so that when I go I won’t be leaving them in an online shambles. Since my role here has been so tied into the new website, it feels a bit like writing the very, very long and detailed answer to “So, what exactly do you do here?” At the same time as the future is looming, I’m having to poke around in my memory from the past months, and I’m left with the odd feeling that past and future are both starting to crowd me.
But the task is actually quite a rewarding one for me. I’ve always enjoyed teaching, and this is a chance to share my hard-won knowledge of the website framework: its hidden features, areas where it tends to be stubborn or contrary, the kinds of choices it offers you. It’s a bit like writing an animal husbandry manual, now that I think about it. And it’s a good reminder that these have indeed been packed months, and I’ve learned a great deal.
And yes, End of Internship, I’m almost done blogging so I can return to other tasks. But this is important too.