Aside from the 91 degree weather, Greene is great!

By Natalia Revere
July 19, 2015

I’ve never really been one to enjoy the summer months. Glistening foreheads and back-sweat stains aren’t exactly my idea of a great time. I was pleasantly surprised to open the door to my new temporary room and discover that it was only slightly sweltering! This was unlike the temperature outside today, which was at a high of 94. It’s that kind of heat that makes you think you’re in the Sahara.

I’ve been away from home numerous times. Whether it was for a month’s time without parents or just a week in a foreign country, I’ve managed to endure it all. Homesickness has never been an issue for me. I find the idea of being on my own with everything at my feet to be invigorating. Don’t get me wrong, once in a while it’s nice to have my Mom and Dad go get me lunch or help me with my homework, but having to figure things out myself presents a whole new challenge that I love tackling head on.

I have a feeling that this next week is going to be way more than just a sweaty, note-taking mess. Ever since I was younger I loved to write, but never actually considered it as something to pursue after high school. The inevitable doubters in life telling me that “journalism is dead,” and “I won’t make any money writing for a living.” After realizing my passion for photography, I decided why not combine the writing and the pictures to become a photojournalist? I wouldn’t be writing but I could tell the story with my photos, and I think that’s pretty cool. Why not prove those people wrong and show them that journalism isn’t dead, it’s just the beginning. I believe the Greene program will help me do just that, and I can’t wait to find out what’s in store and push myself out of my comfort zone.

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