This summer has been the closest I have ever come to adulthood as it’s typically defined. I am living away from home, working a full-time job with another job on the side, and cooking just about every meal for myself.
I have returned as an intern in the Marketing and Communications department at St. Mike’s. It has been great getting back to making videos for the first-year students and working on other photography and social media projects. I was also lucky enough to land a gig designing projections for the Flynn‘s production of Carrie, the Musical. This opportunity is really exciting because it allows my Media Studies & Digital Arts major to mix with my Theatre minor.
The first video I made this summer.
While work-study students can live on campus in the summer, I opted to live off campus with my SMC friends Kristyn and Richie. We are subletting an apartment from UVM students and are being pampered in a place equipped with a dishwasher, washer & dryer, and… wait for it… AC! We feel incredibly fortunate and have fully accepted that our future living arrangements will only decline after college.
Summer in Burlington is gorgeous. Sunsets on Lake Champlain, the farmer’s markets, and creemees are not to be missed. A lot of St. Mike’s students are in the area this summer and we’ve had a lot of fun going to North Beach, mini golfing, and exploring the different restaurants around town. KKD‘s, with their breakfast sandwiches served all day, is one of our favorites.
We’ve also spent a considerable amount of time rooting for the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands in the World Cup and watching movies (so many movies). In fact, a few friends of mine have made it their goal to watch every Marvel movie ever made. I’ve joined them through part of their journey, but not all of the way because I do not wish to sit through Ghost Rider again.
I’m interested to see what the rest of the summer will bring. I look forward to making more videos and the performance of Carrie in July. In the mean time, I’m going to continue enjoying my new place and views over Burlington like this one: