Countdown to DC — my semi real world experience

This week marks two weeks (and one day) until I departure for the city…Washington, D.C.!! I’ve been getting emails from NPR all week and it’s been getting me so excited for my summer!

And I already have a good feeling about this summer. It’ll be my first form of employment since graduating UNC. Employment! That’s such a new word for me because for now on, employment means job which means the “real world.” And it’s not the story of seven strangers in a random city but the start of being an adult.

Oh snap, adulthood, this is it, right? Well, I guess we’ll see. I still don’t feel like an adult, I know I graduated but I’m still not quite ready to accept this title of adulthood. I feel like I still have so much to learn…just not in a classroom.

So I guess we’ll see what happens when I make my return to the district. I’m coming back to a place that I already consider home, like going back to visit an old friend because I know my way around but there’s still so much learn and experience in the city.

But it’s what comes after the summer that’s still the real question. I would love to stay in DC but who knows what’s in store for my future. I know I like this sense of ‘not knowing’ what will happen next and not having a set plan (like three years of school, etc), it’s a great sense of freedom.

Freedom – freedom to explore, to learn, to grow — that will be the motto for this summer.

Peace and Love,


Cloudy day by the Capitol. Summer 2010


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