Today, my friends, was a very long day. As I write this blog post in the comfort of my own living room, I can confidently say that on a scale of 1 to 10, my energy level is about -5. I’m still smiling, though, because we got a lot done. And above everything, I constantly remind myself that I’m doing work that I care about, with the people I admire, in the city I am absolutely in love with! I’m very lucky. And I’m sad that this is ending so soon.

Our morning consisted of wrapping our projects up, since we’re supposed to present what we’ve done to Maureen and Janine tomorrow. I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished. Today, we managed to put most of the courses into Recipe format. Halfway through the afternoon, though, we decided to prioritize filming our last blog post.

Note to self, should there be a next time: prioritize filming earlier 🙁

We sort of underestimated how much time it’ll take to shoot what we have to say, so it took us a solid three hours (including the 30 minutes we took to recharge the camera battery since it ran out on us twice) to get everything done. I’m very thankful I brought an SD card with more space, because there ended up being a lot of bloopers! We ended up working overtime and going home at 6:30, so we decided to reschedule our intended dinner out with Sarah and eat lunch with the rest of the interns on our last day on Friday, instead. I’m very excited for that! A bit sad, though, since it’s our last time with them. But also excited to eat out and spend quality time with the cool people we’ve been working next to these last six weeks.

When I got home, I pulled out my laptop yet again to edit the videos we made. Honestly, the hardest part about editing is finding good background music. But when you find THE background music, it completely changes the way the video looks. It took me forever to find something with the right combination of nostalgia and happiness (in order to encapsulate the bittersweet feeling we’re all having about the end of this internship), and as soon as I edited that in, I almost teared up. This summer has been amazing working with Madison and Michelle. We’ve literally made so many memories. You really get to know people when you spend 8 hours with them in an office everyday for six weeks, and I’m not lying when I say they’re both the most intelligent and inspiring people I’ve ever met. I’ve learned a lot from them, and I’m going to miss them so much!

Alright, that was pretty sappy, so I’ll sign off for now before I start crying for real.
But I’ll see you guys real soon.

Love always,
Karen

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