Camo colored heart
I’ve now been in Kentucky about two weeks and I feel strangely at home as I drive onto the base every morning. Â From the time I lace up my combat boots in the morning until I peel off the green socks at the end of the day I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything else. Â The teamwork just within the interns is awesome, no one ever really is working alone and it’s a great collaborative effort.
I’ve been going out with Alpha Company to get footage for my stories and I’ve already gathered a few good stories. Â Monday, I went up one of the rock walls at the high ropes course, and I plan on doing the Â high ropes obstacle course before I leave. Â The drill sergeants are awesome and so much fun to work with and always pushing everyone to overcome their fears. Â When I arrived at the high ropes course they were cheering on one of the other interns, who, though he was afraid of heights, was nearing the end of the high ropes obstacle course.
Life has settled into aÂ rhythmÂ of constantly pushing me outside of my comfort zone during work and relaxing with the other interns after work. Â I love the mental and physical challenges of my job. Â I’m not the most outgoing person, and I’m not really that good at starting a conversation out of thin air with a stranger. Â Here, I don’t have an option. Â I have to interview people for my assignments and the assignments have to get done. *Steps outside of comfort zone* Â The subject matter itself lends to some amazing footage and some awesome experiences.
This internship is what internships should be, challenging and rewarding beyond belief. Â Either reinforcing the feeling that “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life” or deciding that this really isn’t where you want to be. Â I fall into the former category and I can’t wait for the challenges ahead!