Hello, everyone! My name is Kat Vernon, a psychology major/sociology minor, proud Geneseo tour guide, and soon-to-be junior this upcoming year at Geneseo! HAPPY SUMMER! I feel like I’ve been home from school for MONTHS, but it’s really only been a couple weeks. Everyone stay calm, don’t worry– I am definitely making the most of my summer so far.
As some of you may know, my dream since I can remember was to be a cinematographer. I’ve always had a desire to create videos and edit them, it’s something I’ve been doing since middle school. Somewhere along my high school career I was a bit discouraged and felt that maybe I wouldn’t be successful in the film industry, so I decided to pursue psychology instead. While I truly love psychology, film editing still has a huge place in my heart and I’ve decided to not give that dream up. This summer, I have decided to pursue my dreams the best that I can by filming as much as I can. I’ve been making silly videos with my friends, music videos [(shoutout to Shea, Grace, and Sam for our original music videos, we’re seriously famous on campus because of them, I SWEAR (check them out on my YouTube channel!)], and also some more serious projects I am working on, such as a documentary about Rochester, New York. Since I’ve been filming a lot of moments, I decided to compile some of them together for this blog post! I’ll have it linked at the bottom of this paragraph, feel free to check it out, and also check out some of my other videos if you want on my YouTube page (please subscribe, I’m desperate. I may only have a couple subscribers now but just you guys wait, I’ll be flowing in subscribers one day).
Click here to see my video ⭐️
Okay, now onto my summer so far! Most days, I have been helping my mom babysit my 3-year-old niece, Addison, who many of you know. If you know me, you know that I am O B S E S S E D with Addison and absolutely love spending time with her. She’s weird and wild just like me, so we always have a good time together. My favorite thing to do with her is ask her if she wants a cup of coffee—she gets VERY upset with me and tells me that she is way too little for coffee and will NOT have a cup. I love teasing her (I never had a little sibling to pick on, I was always the little sibling who got picked on) but I promise, I’m nice, and I know she secretly loves the attention.
A couple days before memorial day weekend, my friend Kate invited me and a couple people to go stay at her grandparent’s house on the Saint Lawrence River (the Thousand Islands). Kate, myself, Mandy, Harrison, and Erik drove up there on Wednesday and stayed until Friday, and had an amazing time! We paddle boarded, jumped in the 50 degree Fahrenheit water (absolutely freezing, was not a fan, would not recommend to a friend, 3/10), kayaked, and had several spontaneous dance parties (as you will see in the video).
Besides that fun trip, I have just been hanging out with my friends. I made a trip to Syracuse to see Abby May, Mary, Alex, Bridget, Kendyll, and our friend Brittany and we had a blast! I am also working at Hotshots, where I ref indoor beach volleyball games in the evening, and sometimes I get to ref down at Charlotte beach! I am actually learning so much more about volleyball than I ever imagined, just by watching people play all the time.
For the rest of the summer, I will be trying to say yes to everything (okay that sounds crazy, you know what I mean though, saying yes to good things). I’m hoping to visit the Long Island squad (shoutout Grace, Shea, Kiersten, Gabby, Moose) eventually and eat a lot of bagels down there. My mom and I (shoutout mom) also always go to York Beach, Maine each summer, so we will definitely be making a trip up there at some point!
Well that’s about it! While I am having a great summer so far, I’m ready to go back to Geneseo. I absolutely love it there and I know all of you incoming first years will too! Quick shoutout to my teammates – I love and miss you guys and cannot wait until I get to see you guys again. I am so thankful to be a part of the Geneseo Volleyball community and I can’t wait to get back into the gym for pre-season and to meet all of you newbies! Have a great rest of your summers, everyone!
Kat Vernon 🌞
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