It’s been a while since I’ve updated the ol’ blog – a lot has been going on in DC and life!!
A few weeks ago, the group went apple picking in northern Virginia, which was amazingly fun. I went to Annapolis two weekends ago for my dad’s 30th Naval Academy reunion and met some really great people who do amazing things. I made a bunch of contacts for the future, and the more time I spend in DC, the more palpable that future is. Scary, but fantastic. I know that I have what it takes to make something amazing of myself, and it’s the most fulfilling feeling! The DC program has really pushed me to do things above and beyond what I thought I could ever do on my own.
The group has been doing a lot more things on our own, too, which is really great. The group bonding is fun, and doing things around DC is much better when you have other people to share the experiences with! Classes are tough, but not impossible. I have learned so much about post-conflict states, and I really want to apply it on the ground.
I’ve met a lot of new people in the past couple of weeks, and I’m expanding my horizons! I’ve been keeping busy with babysitting, tailgating at the Academy, walking and running around Crystal City, and spending time with fun people. It’s great. Everyone should do the DC program!! (okay, enough sales pitches…)
Tomorrow is the election, and I am excited and nervous. It will be interesting to see what happens, and I hope that everyone votes. I want to stay with the Committee next semester, since I’m continuing the program. That means some people have to win their elections… I’m nervous. Either way, I interviewed for two positions at the Holocaust Museum today, and got both, so I have back ups. I really love the Committee work, though. As they say, everything happens for a reason. I guess I have to wait and see 🙂