From the UK to the USA: Blog 5

It feels like it’s been a month since I wrote my last blog. I decided to utilise Spring Break for some time off and to take a break from doing homework and writing and basically anything studious. While most people would have taken advantage of the week off of college to travel around America, I did not. After some plans falling through, my friends, Pim, Nova, Abigail and I all decided to go to Turkey Run for two days. For those of you who don’t know what Turkey Run is, it is an Indiana state park located in Parke County, in the west-central part of the state. It has stunning hiking trails in which you literally walk through the rocks and it is genuinely one of the nicest and most relaxing places I have ever been. As you can see in some of the photos we took the opportunity to capture many memories, something I feel like I haven’t done enough of because I’m very camera shy…

We stayed at Pim’s house and her grandparents, who live just across the road from the house, gave us a whole tray of brownies, a huge cheesecake and a large tub of cookies; a typical grandparent thing to do when you visit, they try to fatten you up. It was great to just unwind and have not only a break from college but also from the busy city which for me is too loud sometimes.

Between this blog and the last, I have continued to just try and experience as many things as possible before I go home; I want to go home exhausted and say that America drained me for all I was worth. I went to another Pacers game, where they beat the LA Clippers. I was lucky enough to go with my boyfriend… yes boyfriend, who I have actually been seeing for a few weeks but kind of kept it on the down-low. He has definitely made my trip so far even more than I could have imagined. While I know this sounds like a cliché American boy meets English girl kind of love story, neither of us were looking for a relationship; but I guess things happen when you least expect them. If you have watched Good Will Hunting I guess you could say we are kind of like Will and Skylar… fingers crossed he will move across the world for me…

I am pretty sure I mentioned in a previous blog that I had applied for an internship with Indiana’s soccer team Indy Eleven, if I didn’t, well now you know. However, in all honesty, they ghosted me. Now you may be thinking why are you choosing to write about this, but to me it is the crux of the journalism world. It is a very competitive industry. They didn’t respond to me for three weeks, in which I sent around five emails and 3 messages on Twitter: still no response. Then, earlier this week I FINALLY got a reply informing me that I didn’t get it. While it was very frustrating, I am hoping that I will be able to gain some experience through covering Indy Eleven’s home games for the Indy Star instead. Let’s hope they don’t turn me down too…

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