It’s crazy to think that I am less than 24 hours away from something I have been looking forward to since middle school. Senior Projects are one of the things so inherently Westtown, that I feel on par with the night before my first middle school canoe trip, or the day I moved in on Girls 3rd.
However, no matter how many years I have been waiting for this day, I can confidently say that my Senior Project ended up being completely different from anything I had imagined as a 12-year-old. When my proposal came back passed by the committee, and it became clear that I was indeed going to Berlin, spending a week at the American Embassy, the first thing that popped into my head was, “But what am I going to wear??”.
Finally, after a few months and many hours spent in J. Crew, my suitcase is packed and I am ready to go. I will be shadowing various people in different departments, and seeing how an overseas Embassy works. I am interested in international relations, and excited to learn about international communication from the people who work there. I am not sure what to expect, and am still trying to get over my apprehension about traveling by myself (I know my mother feels the same way).
I can’t wait to see my aunt, uncle, and cousins, although I will miss my family and friends very much. I will be posting pictures of the places I visit in Berlin and of the Embassy itself, as well as writing about my adventures and the people I have met.