Adversity in the digital age

Updated: Jul 7

What is a summer program without some sort of challenge to it?

What is the worst you have?

I can honestly say that 2020 has been one hell of a year. Did I say hell of a year? Let me restate, hell of a six months.

In March, I had moved into an apartment with my older and younger sister. Moving from Philadelphia, PA to Jersey City, NJ while classes were all shifted online was a lot. There was not much time to settle in before the work started rolling in again. It was project after project after assignment. It was like this for about 2 months. Classes ended and there was time to breathe. Then MAIP happened.

MAIP, or the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program was able to convert every asset they had planned into a virtual engagement program. The MAIP team communicated and developed a platform fro over 350+ students. They are the real gems. Albeit all of this beautiful success, MAIP was and still is a difficult program to manage with other factors of life happening.

About 9 months ago, my mom passed away. My siblings and I lost our house and I had to move into Philadelphia, hence becoming an independent. It was and still is a difficult time. Since my mom has passed, my sisters and I had to grow up. My younger sister and I moved to Philadelphia permanently for college and my older sister moved into my grandma's house in Jersey City. We officially became adults at that time. Then COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement happened.

It is hard making time to focus on MAIP and work with the schedule provided. I don't want to miss out on the opportunities but I have to work, figure out my next steps, keep up with two other programs, and learn the ropes of being an adult simultaneously. Like I said earlier, it's been a hell of half year. I have still gotten through it.

Let's see what the other 6 months have in store.

#MAIPitHappen #Adversity


© 2020 by Tarahgee Morris

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