in some ways, i feel i have hit the real mark of adulthood. i'm now a respectable adult who can make her way in the world with a job that does not entail wiping snotty noses (though i really do love babysitting), flipping burgers or folding clothes. although i must admit: my maturity as an adult is actually debatable. upon my arrival in DC, i was dumped into this underground city that was musty and dark. most americans would call this dark, musty place the Metro, but i digress. once i figured out how to purchase a ticket and find the right metro, i dumped my luggage at a hotel five minutes from the White House (that's what's up) and set out to discover what might be my most favorite american city. if you're looking for a guide on how to see every major landmark in washington in under two hours, i'm your girl.
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after graduation, a job was what i least expected to find, let alone one in my field or one that would interest me. i suppose i was in the right place, at the right time and knew the right people because an internship landed me a job with a think tank i never dreamt of working for until after my Masters. i feel like this quote from john steinbeck is applicable here:
"If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."i could've taken another job. applied for graduate school. traveled overseas (well, i still could). there have been so many moments in the last four months where i've wanted to rush things along and take matters into my own hands, but i forced myself to pause. and i'm glad i did -- i am gainfully employed and i have a boyfriend who treats me like a princess. a move to washington, a trip overseas and graduate school may still be in my cards, but for now, i'm happy and content that i can spend one day on the beach and the next, discuss foreign policy in our nation's capital.
God is good.