Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring in DC

One of the things I was looking forward to when I moved to DC was the National Cherry Blossom Festival and it has now arrived! DC is in full bloom and it is absolutely beautiful.

For a brief history...

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

I will hopefully post more pictures soon, but I wanted to share one with you that I took, and I've also posted some others that I found online.

The festival runs March 23 - April 10, so there is still time to plan a last minute visit! :)

Everyone have a fabulous week! (And I promise apartment photos are coming soon)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

DC Cribs Before

As promised, I will soon be blogging about my new apartment in D.C. I am planning on posting pictures of my new place this weekend. However, I thought I would share some "before" pictures for you tonight so you can truly see just how far it has come. I hope you enjoy! Let your mind wonder. :)

You'll Be Hearing From Me Soon,

All of my furniture being delivered by IKEA.

The space that would become by living/bedroom.
Looking back towards my bathroom, closets, and front door.

What I would like to call the least attractive part of my apartment - the kitchen.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Life Changes

Dirksen Senate Office Building - My Office Building
If you are reading this, you probably already know that my life has changed a lot in the past month. My apologies for not blogging sooner. Somehow my camera cord did not make the move with me and so I have a lack of photos to post. Now that I am more settled in my new life, I've ordered a replacement cord, so pictures will be coming soon - hopefully by next weekend and thus I should be blogging more frequently.

For those of you who do not know, I am now living and working in Washington D.C.

During the summer of 2009, I completed a six week legislative internship in a Senate Office. I absolutely loved living and working in D.C. during my internship and promised myself that if I ever had the opportunity to come back, I would. So, when my friend e-mailed me to tell me there was a full-time job opening (due to someone taking a job with the Governor) I decided to put my hat in the ring. After two rounds of interviews, I accepted the position on February 7th. On February 13th, I signed a lease for a studio apartment on Capitol Hill and on February 22nd I started work. So, to say this has been a quick transition is somewhat of an understatement.

Now that I am two weeks in, I am confident that I made the right decision and that this is where I am suppose to be at this point in my life. I absolutely love my job and love being apart of something so wonderful. I cannot think of a more exciting place to live and work right out of college. Living and working in arguably the most important and powerful city in the world is truly amazing and I consider myself truly blessed to be given this opportunity.

I will give more updates on work and my D.C. life soon! (Including pictures of my apartment!) So stay tuned!!! (Let me know if you have any questions!)