I never thought this day would come. It’s time to leave? Already??
I forgot what it was like to not sit in the air-conditioned newsroom, staring at a computer all day. I can’t recall what home-cooked meals taste like. It’s hard to remember a time when I slept in a room by myself and had my own private bathroom.
However, I know that when I am at the beach, eating my mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies, sleeping in my own room, or not waiting on line to take a shower, I will desperately crave the moments I spent here at Stony Brook with the Greene Team this summer.
Although some times were better than others, this week has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I will cherish the time I spent with these twenty amazing people forever. We are all so different yet so alike; we fit perfectly together. It’s hard to believe I have only known them for a week; I feel closer with them than I do with some of my friends that I have known for ten years.
I could go on forever about how significantly this week impacted me, both as a person and as a journalist. However, I think that I will end my final blog post with a simple phrase.