Lessing-Flynn is brave enough to take on a summer intern and fortunately; they decided to take a chance on me. I’ve journeyed here all the way from Columbia, Missouri as the intern, personal slave (they promise me no water boarding), whatever (it’s weird how the lines become blurred over the course of time)…
So for those of you based in Des Moines, you’re probably thinking ‘Of course she went to Des Moines! It IS the insurance capital of the world after all!’ and personally, I couldn’t agree more- I mean, if I’m going to find my special someone, it might as well be an assured wealthy business man, right?
Kidding… kind of.
In all seriousness, Des Moines has many alluring qualities, and here’s what I am looking forward to the most. The up and coming downtown area with the Sculpture Park, Des Moines Farmer’s Market and the Botanical Garden or Des Moines’s eccentric destinations such as The Library Cafe, Big Tomato, Hessen Haus, Django and more.
That still excludes the vast array of unconventional but awesome eateries, taverns, bars, science centers, art galleries, theaters and more. However, despite all these unique qualities about Des Moines, it wasn’t the amazing burger I had at Django or the over 200 microbrew selection at El Bait Shop (being only 20 can be a bummer sometimes) that brought me to Des Moines, rather it was the edgy, quirky, innovative people and attributes of Lessing-Flynn that actually had me moving all of my belongings up three flights of stairs (twice, let’s not talk about it, I’m bitter.)
So now I have come from Chicago, to Columbia, Missouri where I bid farewell to my fellow Missouri Tigers to Des Moines, IA (which until a few months ago I thought rested on a couple acres of farmland) all through the power of social media. Yup, there’s that word again, social media.
I embarrassingly had doubted it’s potential in the past, but after this summer, I’ve forever changed my ways, because without social media, particularly Twitter, I’m not sure that I’d be sitting at this desk, surrounded by all these superdocious people. (Joe Winn paid me to say that).
To find out how the power of social media landed me this position… stay tuned for part II!