By: Kim Sanchez
InteRDom Correspondent, Kim, has completed three years of her Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video at the Visual Arts College at the University of Toledo in Ohio. She is participating in the 2013 10-week Caribbean Summer Program. You can read more about Kim and her participation in the Correspondent Program here.
We went to Constanza on Sunday for a three mile hike and it was the best time! I had so much fun. I love hiking and being outdoors, but I made sure to shower myself with mosquito repellent first. I love mountains. I never see them back home. Some day I will climb taller mountains, but this was a nice day trip.
I’ve been filming lately. Last Friday I accompanied Krysta to an fundraising event for her internship with TECHO. Then Monday I accompanied Alex to her internship with MLB for another charity event. It was a pleasure to watch these girls in action, taking initiative, and doing their part to make a difference. It was not difficult to collect a lot of footage from these events. I’m glad that our internships are mobilizing us and allowing us to interact with so many interesting people.
Work is keeping me busy. No matter where I go, or how hard I try I always adopt a bad habit I like to call “editor’s sleep”. It’s when I get so immersed in my video projects that I stay up all night editing and take short naps while footage is rendering. I thought that working a 9 to 5 internship would correct my insomnia, but no luck. It’s not very healthy, but I do it because I love doing it. Making videos take a lot out of me, but it’s only to satisfy this intense urge to create something. And how could I resist when there are so many opportunities to capture beauty in this country?
Please enjoy these photos from our hiking trip!
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