Internal Thoughts

“Wow I’m about to have my first meeting. A real meeting, with my co-workers. This has got to be the definition of becoming an adult. I’m terrified. Wait... why are they all closing their eyes? Why can I hear the sound of soft, soothing waves caress a beach? Oh my goodness I think we’re meditating!”

There it is. My first internal thought as I stepped into the Curative studio for my first day as the summer intern. Throughout university it’s hard not to fall into the trap of worrying about the so called “real world”, but if Curative has taught me one thing it’s that the real world we so often worry about as students doesn’t actually exist. 

Guess what? You actually have the ability to choose you’re own real world, and Curative have set up a beautiful world at studio 112 which I have been lucky enough to be a part of for the past month.

A glimpse into the real world of Curative

  • Every morning is a time to list the top 3 priorities for the day in the kitchen. Someone will always be chief of the kettle to make tea, and someone will always get overexcited about finishing with a team cheer (usually Jess). 
  • The only thing they take too seriously is dress up parties. If you show up without the best damn costume you’ve ever committed to, you will be the odd one out. 
  • The correct way to enter the studio if you’ve been out for the day is to announce “Hi family! I’m home!”
  • Tea is life. Even if you aren’t a tea drinker they will ask you if you’d like a cup of tea. Every time. Just take the tea. 
  • In amongst all the laughs these guys know how to switch back to work mode. They tackle some big issues to create social change in our community, and it takes a bunch of passionate, crazy, energetic creatives like them to do it. 

It’s been an absolute pleasure to help out with birthday party planning, a workshop for Live the Dream, Creative Mornings, exciting updates for the website and a few other gems to introduce me to the real, real world. It would seem that although I’m leaving, I’m also taking a lot away with me.

Thanks to the Curative family for having me, and showing us - the world - that we can make a difference and have fun at the same time. 

Ttfn, tata for now!
Ashley Boyd