Day Two…at the WJMC!

Hello friends, and welcome to another blog post! Today was undoubtedly one of the most overwhelming, exciting, and out-of-the-ordinary days I’ve ever had. I went from being in the comfort of my family, to a college in Virginia. Let me explain. This morning I woke up in my family’s hotel room, and we decided to experience ONE more thing together while we were all together. We decided, after finding out the place we originally wanted to go was closed on Sundays, to travel to the Holocaust Museum. I’ve only seen this museum through the Freedom Writers movie, but wasn’t prepared for what laid within. It was truly heartbreaking and unreal how much the exhibits hit you; walking on cobblestones taken from the ghettos, seeing the inside of a rail car where they once sat, seeing the shoes they once wore. It’s hard not getting emotional after seeing just how twisted humanity can get. I recommend visiting this museum if you are willing to learn about this event, and if you don’t have any small children with you (due to sensitive content).

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On a much lighter note, upon returning back to the hotel we proceeded to George Mason University, my home for the next five days. I checked in, said my goodbyes, and was on my own. We toured around, ate dinner, and listened to our first speaker, Sonya Gravankar. She is very involved in many television channels, and the Newseum that we will be visiting Monday. Overall, it was full of team building, exposure to journalism simulations, and getting to know the bright young minds around me.

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I tried the best I could to get a good photo, but the light and background wasn’t cutting it. It was 11 at night people!

Hope to see you again tomorrow for more updates, and if you’re new, hi! My name is Emma, and if you found me from the Forums, make sure to leave a comment so I can check out your work:)

-Em

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Hello! My name is Emma, and I am pleased to welcome you to my blog, established in June of 2016 (which was a journey in itself). This blog has been the product of creativity, love, and countless hours designing and redesigning. A little about me: I am a graduated senior, coming from my community college's Early College Program, which entailed me receiving my AA degree after I graduated high school! In my high school career, I had been Captain for four years on the girl's JV and varsity volleyball team, became Vice President of our chapter of Technology Student Association, Historian of both the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, and received Gold and Silver Keys for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for my photography. Outside of school, I was involved in my local youth groups for seven years (four mission trips down!), had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to attend the Washington Journalism and Media conference, and work at an independent living elderly home. In February 2019, I got accepted to the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and look forward to spending my next four years learning about business and journalism. I play guitar, write, and take/edit pictures in my free time, and absolutely love spending quality time with my friends and family. This is a place where I can talk about a variety of topics, from lifestyle, to faith, fashion, and personal subjects. What's in a name? That, my friends, is an easy answer. I have always been quite observant, and in recent years, especially within myself. Introspective means to be "inward-looking," and for me, that's just the simple truth. For this blog, it allows you a glimpse into everything and anything I come across, whether it be about life, fashion, or travel! This is the place to feel included. Caio! -Em

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