This has been a summer of firsts.
This was my first summer on my own, my first summer without my family to lean on, without my house and my hometown, my first summer in Boston, my first time having to supermarket shop for myself, my first time on Spectacle Island, my first time seeing a crab, my first time seeing the Boston Harbor, my first time on a real boat, my first press release, my first internship.
(my first time meeting Tiger)
Though this summer has been filled with ups and downs, for example, one of the downs trying to "cart" a full shop at Star Market on a bike and ending with a crushed glass container of salsa everywhere and a very crushed me. But, it also has been filled with many ups. I've gotten to meet a group of amazing peers from around Boston that have taught me more then they probably know. I've learned the geography of Boston, the neighborhoods, the Harbor Islands, and the beach front communities. I've met a staff that many I'll keep in touch for years. I've learned so much about communications and got my first glances into the world of marketing.
Though limited, the kids I've worked with for AABH have been so much fun and I'll be sure to go back and visit the Treasures of Spectacle Island again and again. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has giving me one of the toughest summers of my life, being away from what I've known all my life, but also has given me one of the best summers of my life. I feel that they have given me a new family - a family that is close by - much closer then New Jersey.
I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the staff have given me. I've had an amazing experience and I hope that we all stay in touch!