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Gigs and Car Rides

A car ride surrounded by bundles of magazines and Galaxy bars gives me time to reflect on how lucky I am. I chose the right internship at the right time. Here I am, traveling on the job to see more of Ireland (aka Dundalk) and to promote Hot Press magazine. Foggy green hills mound ahead of me like a pile of mossy laundry and music mellows the airwaves.

Week 2 of the internship is nearing an end, as I sit here and have three hours left of my Friday. The full week went by faster than the 3 days in week 1. My media skills have grown widely in the past 5 days, as I can now upload news stories and content to the Hot Press website. Aside from publishing news stories, I have encountered the Irish band Bell X1, and chose my first gig to review! Next week I will be attending the Cork-born singer LYRA’s concert at Whelan’s. While she emits a Florence and the Machine vibe, she also¬†gives off her own ethereal vocal light.

I must also admit, at week 2, the 30 minute walk every day and night has become a relaxing ritual. Instead of driving and thinking about the day, I can let off steam and release energy – no matter how tired I am by 6pm.

All in all, happy Friday! Off to Northern Ireland tomorrow. Eat, Sleep, Work, Explore. Eat.