What have you fallen in love with as soon as you saw it? Smelled it? Walked the sidewalk of it? For me, it was love at first sight for New York, its boroughs and I.
For the next seven weeks, I’ve been given the pleasure of being an Editorial Intern at Good Housekeeping magazine at Hearst Corporation.
My first week as an intern wasn’t very eventful, but I was happy just to be at a major magazine corporation. I had this goal set for myself years ago, and now it’s finally happening. A quote by Denzel Washington that I’ve come to live by is “Dreams without goals are just dreams, and often lead to disappointment”.
Instead of living directly in the city, I’m bunking in New Jersey. The commute was hectic, but this southern girl figured it out. I’m interning specifically in the Home Department of GH. There was a photoshoot in Brooklyn, of course I can’t reveal any pictures. It was at the cutest three-story brownstone. The editors shot the second floor, and it was only big enough for a couple. Just imagine seven people trying to shoot one little space. It was crazy! But, crazy in a way that I got to see how photoshoots operate and what it takes. It was a lot of lifting for me and my fellow interns. We packed and unpacked for three days. Again, it was crazy. I was so tired that I took an uber back to the city.
Also on that day, it was the 36th annual Mississippi Picnic in Central Park. I had to support my home state and check out the festivities. Central Park was gorgeous. I hadn’t had a chance to visit it during weekdays, so, this made for a great off day event. Guess what? There was watermelon and catfish. I felt right at home.
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