Shooting for the Moon: How I got an internship at NASAFeatured

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Thank you Kayla for sharing your story with us! If you have a good story to share, or know someone who does, let us know via DM.
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Thank YOU for allowing me the opportunity to share my story on such an empowering platform!
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Kayla, your story is inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing!"This is when I realized that it's better to create my own path instead of struggling to stay afloat in someone else's." This couldn't be more true. I think more of us, than not, have felt that sometimes we have to choose a path that we think we should be on, rather that forging our own. I'll soon be 31 and I only recently figured this out myself. Your story was a nice reminder to create our own destiny- only then can we truly reach our goals!Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us!
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Thank you for reading, Whitney! I am so glad you enjoyed. Best wishes to you!
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Such an inspiring story, Kayla. Loved this: "I became so much happier and motivated. This is when I realized that it's better to create my own path instead of struggling to stay afloat in someone else's." More power to you!❤️
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Thank you so much for reading, Sheenam! ❤️
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Love this! We're actually connected on LinkedIn and I show you off to my niece—who has NASA aspirations!—every chance I get. Thank you for sharing your story with us! 💕
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Nice to see you on here, Storm! & That's so sweet, I'm honored. How old is your niece?
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She's 12 and hoping to be as smart, ambitious and powerful as you!
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This is so COOL! You're incredible. I love all the truth: success isn't linear, asking yourself "Where do my true interests and passions lie?" and not letting rejections stop you. Truly inspiring! What's next for you?
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Thank you, Nadia! It's always important to keep it real. Up next is a summer 2020 internship at NASA Langley in Hampton, VA 🚀 Until then... back to school!
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Already hit you up on the Twitter-verse, but just wanted to tell you again that you rock! I can't wait to see where you go. If you ever want to nerd out on spacey stuff, hit me up!
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It is really lovely to see someone who takes time to navigate through the waters of figuring crap out. Many times, while still good, we hear of these fast and amazing jumps to success which is good, but not the only way. I wish I had read this at 23 :)
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This is so inspiring and truly redefines "shoot for the stars"! Congratulations and can't wait to see where your journey ends up!