When you look good on the outside, it motivates you to make your inside match.
This post is, in a way, a plea for you all to respect your friends and family who work in the news business.
I don’t want to be anyone’s prey anymore, and I’m learning to protect myself by saying no to situations that make me uncomfortable, or that I know I can’t afford to be involved in.
I’ve come to a realization since starting my internship three weeks ago.
When I first started applying to graduate programs, I was overwhelmed by the number of schools I wanted to apply to. I had to choose between UGA and WVU. I looked at the study abroad programs for each school and instantly found the “Travel Journalism in Prague” program at UGA. I read the description and knew I had to go.
I am finally settled in at home (my Virginia home, that is). My study abroad trip has ended and while I miss Praha terribly, I am so happy to be in my own space and closer to my family. I will write a reflective/wrap-up post about Prague soon, but for now, I want to talk about my experience in Berlin!
I finally went to the zoo in Prague last week. I needed to go because I am including it in my “36 Hours” piece. I wanted to check it out, see what kinds of activities they have for children, and also indulge my inner-child a bit.
I started this post a few weeks ago after submitting my last final of the spring semester. I couldn’t finish it because (a) my brain was absolutely dead, and (b) I wasn’t quite sure where to go with it.
I’m ready to reflect now, and what I really want to do is map out my biggest takeaways from this year, whether those were lessons learned in class, reporting, or personal lessons.
It still doesn’t feel like I’ve been in Prague for the past week and a half, or like I spent this past weekend in Budapest, but here I am with another update!