Yesterday was my last day at Rat Entertainment. When I got up in the morning, I realized it would be my last time waking up in L.A. and that I would be sleeping at home that night. Walking to the office, I accepted the fact that it would be my last walk through the studio lot for the week.
I finished reading the nursery crimes novel and wrote coverage on it. In my opinion, there were too many subplots and the author tried to incorporate too many nursery rhymes and mysteries into one novel, but who knows? It might make a good movie. Since I was the only intern at the office that day, I drove the studio golf cart to the commissary at lunch and took a guest to the parking lot.
There were more Oscar debates, Golden Globe party talks, and tour trams going by every half hour. I talked to John for the last time before leaving. He gave me more insight on how novels get turned into movies and how studios option rights. I got to leave a little early to beat L.A. traffic since I was heading up to the Bay that night. They gave me a goodbye cupcake for the road.
Inevitably, the time came for me to say bye to the people I’ve been working with for a week. They all wished me good luck. When I exited the office and started walking for the gates, everything felt so surreal. I couldn’t believe I’d be back home that night and that my internship was already over. I said bye for the last time to the nicest security guards ever. The whole thing was bittersweet. Before I knew it, I was on the 101, heading up. I promised myself I’d be back soon.
I got home around 11:30 p.m. last night. After unpacking and catching up with Angela for about 3 hours, I fell asleep in my lovely bed. It was heaven. Home sweet home.