Monday, June 20, 2011
This past year I have had the luxury to travel the world. I have studied and toured in London and Dublin. I drank wine and explored the waters of Venice and the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I lost myself in the beauty and romance of Paris seeing life through rose-tinted glasses, all the while perfecting my French accent. However, amongst all of my travels, there’s nothing I love more than coming back to my hometown of Boston. My first day as a communications intern at Save the Harbor / Save the Bay has presented new beginnings and challenges, but it also brings back some of my favorite old memories. Such as the serenity of the briny smell in the New England ocean air; the city’s reflections in the cool blue water and the excitement of the hustle and bustle of Bostonians enjoying the Boston Harbor. Our adventure out of the office to roam around Fish Pier on one of spring’s few sunny days puts into perspective what’s at the heart of our city: tradition, sense of community, and the ocean. This internship stimulates my need for new thrills and satisfies my desire to be a part of inspiring and bringing the community together to keep our waters and beaches clean. My first impression so far is that this will be my greatest adventure of all to keep alive the city’s traditions. Its days like today that we all share in a love for the water and I’m excited to be a part of that which is the core of the Save the Harbor / Save the Bay’s mission: To keep our waters clean so that we all can see life through “blue-tinted” glasses – here at the Boston Harbor.