I’m convinced that I’ve never had such long and short days in my life.
As already mentioned, I’m here in New York City for three weeks as part of World Journalism Institute‘s summer convergence course. I’m living a block away from the Empire State Building, which also happens to be my classroom.
To show you how intensive the course is: From Monday to Saturday, we have more than 12 hours of classes a day. I wake up around 6 a.m. and go to bed at 2 a.m. We had about eight homework assignments due even before the course actually began.
This is a daily necessity, my start button:
But I’m loving all my teachers and classmates. They all have wonderful testimonies and are incredibly smart and gifted. The Founding Director of World Journalism Institute, Robert (Bob) Case, is quite the character. Just check out his attire:
He’s always got a bright tie on, with a matching bright scarf tucked into his breast pocket. He has these grandfather glasses with really intense, expressive eyebrows. Although he can be brisk and gruff, he’s also a gentle soul with an impressive mind. In fact, he was the one who thought we deserved a Dunkin Donuts morning. He’s like the white grandpa I never had.
Even as the day seems so much longer (yay to waking up before noon!), I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. I feel so productive and motivated within this group, so I’ll be sad when this NYC course is over. Blogging will be sparse, as most of my meals are just $2 hotdogs from Papaya Dogs, bagel and cream cheese from delis and snacks from Trader Joes.
I might string together a post about what I’m learning from NYC sometime, but for now, just wanted to send a quick wave to you all!