Summer In The City: A Time of New Experiences

As August comes to a halting close, I am at a loss for words. How did time move so quickly? How has it been a month since my Second City internship ended? How has it already been so long since I moved out of my State St. dorm in downtown Chicago? So many questions. As … Continue reading Summer In The City: A Time of New Experiences

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The Value Of An Internship

"I need your young, smart millennial mind to teach me," is something I hear my boss at UP tell me. Between the other marketing intern and myself, we present him with learning opportunities and creative angles in his marketing efforts. Just like he tasks me with projects that help me learn the company, our shows … Continue reading The Value Of An Internship

Farewell London Rooftop Boy

The sun is high in the sky, and it has just hit noon on Friday afternoon. I'm sitting on the rooftop of the hostel's building in Wicker Park. London boy finally came back from a party he went to the night before. "You should keep a blog for your summer," he says. "I already have … Continue reading Farewell London Rooftop Boy

Two Irish Lads And Me

Hello, blogger world! It sure has been a while since I've written. Currently, I am sitting inside IHSP Hostel in Chicago. I arrived on Monday to spend a week exploring and hanging out before I move into University Center near the loop and start my summer internship at the marketing office of a very well … Continue reading Two Irish Lads And Me

Let the Memories Count the Miles and Never Be Forgotten

Its the day after Christmas. My flight out of Midway Airport in Chicago landed at 9:30 a.m. on the 23. My The Academy Is Almost Here 10 Year Anniversary Tour adventures have come to an end. As I write this, I am sitting in my room listening to the "Fast Times" album on vinyl. Chicago … Continue reading Let the Memories Count the Miles and Never Be Forgotten

The Good Times Will Live in Our Hearts

Its 7 a.m., and my alarm is rudely going off inside this dark room at my hostel. It's Saturday morning, September 12, and finally THE day that I see The Academy Is... play to thousands of fans at Riot Fest Chicago. I have waited six years to see this band perform. I was in the … Continue reading The Good Times Will Live in Our Hearts

Hostel Love

   4 a.m. on Monday morning, and I am standing at the Clark and Lake Blue Line station waiting for the train to show up. My time has come to leave Chicago. The sun is not due to rise for at least two hours. I don't know how I am functioning. I didn't go to … Continue reading Hostel Love