Kentucky or Bust!
So I’m finally in Kentucky! Â I arrived last Sunday evening after 407.5 miles, one traffic jam, only getting lost once, and lots of random radio stations. I consider that a successful first long drive by myself. We had orientation on base last week, getting used to where we will be going (which might take me a couple weeks) and what we need to know about working on the base. Wednesday we had meetings with our supervisor and the interns in our â€œgroupâ€ or, in my case, the videographers and photographers together.
We decided who would be working with each company and dug in a little deeper into what was expected of us and our projects. I was placed with Echo Company, they come in on July 5th so I still have a couple more weeks until my big project begins. Until then, I’ll be helping out with the smaller projects and maybe even trying my hand on some of the obstacles (like rappelling and the river crossing). Thursday the first company arrived and IÂ receivedÂ my first projects to work on so I can stay busy until my company comes to Ft. Knox. Â I’ll be working on three different stories all due this week (yikes!)
So far everything has been amazing. We had a couple storms when we first arrived, but for the most part it has been nice enough to hang out outside after work. I read by the pool with another intern and then joined a group that was out on the patio talking. It’s nice to be surrounded by people who are excited about being here and very passionate about what they do.
It’s been a great experience, halfway to Kentucky it started to hit me that this internship was actually happening and I was actually driving myself six hours to be a part of something that is going to help on my path to where I want to be. I even said aloud at one point â€œI’m like an adult now.â€ It’s weird to think how true that is.
Some of the officers that are helping out in the Public Affairs Office (PAO) have been telling me about opportunities for video work through the army, especially after hearing I want to keep traveling. We’ll see where that idea ends up. For right now, I’m enjoying being here and plan to get a lot out of this opportunity.