As The Leaves Turn

Hi Blog, It’s been a minute since my last post and that is for many reasons. Chicago has been very busy and hectic. I no longer feel like a tourist and I’m no longer scared of the CTA. These past few weeks I have really settle in my internship. I have great experiences with the …

Chicago the City that NEVER Sleeps

Hey Everyone! It’s been a minute, this week has been fairly busy for me! I’ve experienced so much since the last blog. From the crazy busy red line to the chill blue line my work days have been amazing. I’ve been video editing for INDIRAP Productions and it has been a journey! This past week …

Not So Tourist Of Me

Hello! From Chicago Everyone, This week was full of big experiences, especially in the career department. I started my internship at INDIRAP, a video production company that pushes content marketing through short commercials and many other marketing plans. I’m working with the post-production team and I’ve learned so much this week. On day one, I …

Last First Day

Chicago 08/22/2022 My life in the big city of Chicago has official begun. I moved into a studio apartment with an amazing view. I mean come on, look at that. After a long day of moving, I was off to the start of exploring the city. Orientation week was LONG but amazing. As I enter …

Before The Take Off

And so it begins. After spending a long summer in the Kansas, I’m finally getting closer to leaving Kansas and starting a new chapter in the city of Chicago. My passion for filmmaking has inspired me travel to a place full of possibility and connections. This year I will being doing the Chicago Semester Program …

An Eventful Week

I am currently writing this blog in my bedroom at home in Holland, and it feels so strange. This is the last time that I will be sitting here until I’m officially moved back home in three short weeks, but I think I’m ready for it. Chicago has provided me with so much insight into …

Family Time

It was a good week. My family came to visit me over the weekend on their spring break, and it was the first time I got to see them in awhile. One of the hardest things for me to adjust to since moving to the city has been not seeing my family everyday, so it …

Chicago Myths

I thought that I would dedicate one of my weekly blog posts to debunking common Chicago myths, so I’m just going to dive right into it.  Myth #1: The City is dangerous. Answer: Yes and no. When you have almost 3 million people within a small area, you are going to see more conflict and …

Warm Weather, Good Friends, and New Tats

It amazes me how much the weather can positively affect one’s mood. Once again, we had another warm day here in Chicago. Temperatures reached almost 75 degrees, and everyone was out even though it was a Monday. This is definitely one of the benefits of a COVID world- being able to work remotely. For the …

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! This weekend I got to experience one of Chicago’s traditional events- dyeing the Chicago river and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. I had never heard of this tradition before, and this was the first year that Chicago was able to do this again since COVID began. Unfortunately for us …