I find it difficult to describe the feeling I get when I round the corner on M22 and see the Assembly Building standing resolutely next to Crystal Lake. It should feel foreign; after all, it’s been two years since I’ve been here. But as I took in the familiar scene, I realized that once I find my way back to the CSA, it always feels like I’ve never left.

Though my first day was miserable weather-wise, things brightened up (literally) as the week progressed, and I started to settle into my new duties as an intern. I’ve found it wonderful to see the CSA from this new perspective.  Before I was the target audience for these communications and activities, and now, I’m the one helping to plan and execute them. Seeing it from both sides has really helped me come to appreciate all of the wonderful people who work hard to make the CSA the special place—and thing—it is. 

I’m beyond excited for the activities and opportunities to come. I’m only one week in, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot and I’m ready to get started on bigger projects as my schedule becomes more concrete.