Nothing.

“So, what did you learn at school today?”

“Nothing.”

While this conversation was common in my house, I don’t think I would pass Carol’s class with a one word blog post. Not only would it be taking cutting copy to the next level, but it would be a total and complete lie.

So, what did I learn in school today? Or, the last three days I should say.

I’ve learned about shutter speeds, asking open-ended questions, ecclesiology, the rule of thirds, Pulitzer Prize winners, paradigm shifts, boom mics, content management systems, Vatican II, Nico’s sad face, Snickerdoodle recipes, John’s hair history…

These are only a few topics that have been covered throughout the last several days of backpack bootcamp. I could dedicate a blog post to each, but I would lose readers and probably some friends.

So, what have I really learned? That I can do this.

I can shoot video, edit it, and understand that it takes more than a filter to look good.

I can reference brilliant work and use that inspiration to formulate questions, anticipate answers and tastefully seek the truth.

I can educate others on the connection between my faith and an active social justice issue.

Finally, I learned that I have the best group to learn right along with me.

Thanks for the photo, Aly.
Thanks for the photo, Aly.

 

I used to say nothing, now I have everything.

Arizona awaits.

More to come,

Natalie

 

One thought on “Nothing.

  1. Natalie! So excited for you as you begin your Backpack Journalism adventure. This experience really is everything. Can’t wait to follow your group’s journey!

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