NOTE: Due to my inactivity on the blog, there will be continuous posts about my experiences at Reach as an intern as well as other adventures for the next few days. Stay tuned!
Summer work. Gone are the late nights and endless boredom, replaced with 6:30am alarms and busy Saturdays instead. Unintentionally, I signed myself up for 40 hour workweeks, working at Reach during the week and babysitting full-time during Saturdays and some weeknights.
By the time this post is published, the summer session at Reach has already ended. 5 weeks of interning would have already flown by, and I would only be left with three weeks of summer to get myself together before starting my sophomore year at Macalester.
Let's rewind back to the field trips that I took along with the Reach students...
Field Trip #1: Stone Mountain
Field Trip #2: Oakland Cemetery
For those who are not native Atlantans or Georgians, the Oakland Cemetery might not be a place that is familiar. Although a cemetery seems like the last place to visit when traveling, it contains the history of the people that once lived. I'd like to think that the dead like to see visitors who are interested in their past lives (Oakland Cemetery actually offers various themed tours about its "residents"). When I was standing amongst the graves, I wondered about the lives of each person. What were their lives like decades ago? What would they think about our country now?
In the beginning of the post, I mentioned about food. (Well...I always talk about food, but that's not the point :P ) I actually made a bucket list of new places I want to try, and my mom and I are hoping to go to some of them. We went to a breakfast/brunch place in downtown Decatur (a 5-10min drive away) ages ago called Pastries a Go Go, so we decided to go back and eat there again. Twice. Here are some photos that I took.
Before coming back to Atlanta, a staff member at Macalester actually offered to teach me how to parallel park and reverse into a parking spot. Within 2 hours, I managed to decently parallel park and learned the basics of reverse park for me to practice with the car at home. I practiced parking almost every day for an hour for about 2 weeks. It's funny looking back at my anxiety now, because Georgia doesn't automatically fail the person if he/she hits a cone, so I don't know what I was worried about.
Anyhow, I finally took my test at the Conyers location because it had the earliest appointment time and a short wait time. The man who tested me was super nice and his presence didn't make me feel anxious and nervous so I was glad. In the end, I managed to get 94 out of 100, the highest score that the lady who took my license photo has ever seen. I received perfect score on parallel parking as well as reversing into a parking spot.
Tomorrow marks the day before the Reach summer session begins! I have a three-hour lunch meeting at the Marist School (where Reach takes place) tomorrow and then I begin my six weeks of waking up bright and early at 6:30am. Yay me! (sarcasm) I also have been getting the sniffles and sore throat so I'm crossing my fingers that I am not getting sick.
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