T -2 weeks, and 4 days.


The apprenticeship program is ending very soon. I have lots of mixed feelings. On one hand, I’m happy that this experience is coming to an end because I get to take all the lessons I learned with me — the happy moments and all the faces that I will remember as more than peers. 


On the other hand, I’m nervous about what the outcome might be. Will we be able to stay and keep on growing our careers? Or will none of us fit the mold? It’s all very confusing and nerve wracking. However, I have been trying my best to not think about it too much. I don’t want those feelings and thoughts to ruin my last few days here. I want to enjoy this experience and people as much as I can. 


We live in a fast-paced environment. We are young and have so much time and goals ahead of us, places to explore and go, but for whatever reason, we are constantly running into God knows what! We usually forget about this moment. The present is as important as our past and the future. We are too busy and blinded by the future and then when the moment is gone we get nostalgic and it’s too late, the moments is already gone. I guess what I’m trying to say is relax, take a deep breath, be happy and one way or the other it will all be okay in the end. 


Isaac and I have been working on our individual approaches to the Maryland Food Bank, coming up with an execution plan, sketches, and more defined strategies. Basically bringing it all to life as much as possible. We will be presenting on Friday, July 26th to the client and to our mentors one last time. The client will have to make a decision about whether they will like to pursue my approach or his, a bit of both, or none. After the MFB makes a decision, we will have very few times to refine and deliver. 


On the last week of the program, we will be putting on a gallery show at the office with everything we have worked on for the Maryland Food Bank and any other project we worked on. We will display our sketches, thoughts, writing, presentations — really anything that we’re proud of. We will be coming up with a concept of how the exhibition will work, how the display is going to be and how will we want the audience to navigate all of the information. It is all very exciting! 


Stay tuned to the last few weeks and see how it will all unfold.