Hi! My name’s Victoria and no, I don’t have a secret (unless it’s my undying love for Chinese food which, let’s face it, is public knowledge by now). I’m a junior at Columbus School for Girls who is spending the week interning at Thurber House. When it came time to pick my first choice, Thurber seemed like the only logical option because, well, I love to write. Thurber House is a place where I can not only write but also have fun and be myself too – why wouldn’t I want to intern here?
Other than that, I’m just your average seventeen year old – one part confused, another part overwhelmed, and two parts recklessly eager to try everything and anything. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that I have a big list of things I enjoy. I like reading, writing, trying new things, football, card games, old movies, driving, horoscopes, Mahjong, beaches, daydreaming, sleeping, ticket stubs, watching entire seasons of TV in one day, coffee, getting lost, and black pens.
I like to write because when I was younger, I wanted to be an astronaut. And a doctor. As well as a lawyer, a secret agent, a firefighter, a teacher, a police officer, a movie star, a coffee shop owner, a pilot, a chemist, a mailman, and a pirate. It took me a while to realize that meant I should be a writer, the only job that lets me be all those things and more. Ideally, I’d like to become a writer for Film/TV because A) I love to write and B) it would be pretty awesome to win an Oscar/Emmy.
And that’s basically me in two hundred and seventy-one words. I’m really happy to have the opportunity to intern here at Thurber House and I know this week will be a great one!
Staff Note: Victoria is here through Columbus School for Girls’ Junior May Experience. Students completing their junior year give their top three choices of internship experiences and they are paired with a participating organization for 4-9 days in May. We are really excited to have Victoria with us! Check back on our blog and Facebook posts to see what she’s up to this week.