That is a short sum up of how my physical state had been all week. I finally understand why college kids drink so many energy drinks to stay awake all day and night. Getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep every night really takes a toll on you after a while.
Considering you are in the newsroom for the majority of the day breathing in your computer screen and reporting and editing, it’s hard not to start procrastinating in order to sneak off and take a nap. Too bad everything here is too interesting and important to pass up for a power nap.
Since today is unfortunately the last day here I wanted to do the future Greene Team a favor by offering them some advice on how to prepare:
1. SLEEP. A lot. Esspecially before you arrive to Stony Brook. Trust me, this is not the time to catch up on lost sleep the night before.
2. You are going to want to stay up as late as possible talking to your friends at home, and of course everybody at the dorm. (Well, only if they are as awesome as us.)
3. Don’t be scared, adjusting to communal bathrooms is not as bad as expected.
4. Whatever you do, DO NOT forget your camera. If you do, you will regret it since there are countless funny photo opportunities you wouldn’t want to miss.
5 Lastly, as corny as it may sound, enjoying yourself is the most important thing. Every aspect of this experience is what you make it to be. As your interviewing, writing and reporting, I found the most important thing is to stay true to yourself no matter what job is assigned to you. Keeping an open mind makes everything 10 times more fun and will make your experience here at Stony Brook worth while.
I honestly can’t believe the last full day here is almost half way over. I didn’t expect to say this, but tomorrow is going to be so sad when we leave. You know what that means? No sleeping again tonight! Regardless of how tired we are now, we all know that we Greene Team members are going to be up as late as possible to live up our final moments here. We even got about 15 bags filled with food and drinks that would last a normal person about a month. Wow, it’s been fun Stony Brook!