Sunday, June 13, 2010

Week 3: Do Everything Twice

Week 3 was a roller coaster ride as it was my first experience as an Intern while Congress is in session. While my work is intellectually stimulating and relevant, I will share an experience I had yesterday that I thought was somewhat profound. My mom is in town for the week so I thought I'd dutifully take her to see all of the monuments on her first day, but I found my second-time around visiting the monuments even more eye-opening than the first. I took her to see the FDR Memorial where my favorite statue is of FDR in a wheelchair. Directly behind the statue is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that reads as follows, "Franklin's illness... gave him strength and courage he had not had before. He had to think out the fundamentals of living and learn the greatest of all lessons- infinite patience and never-ending persistence." This quote truly resonated with me as I never viewed my disability as a handicap or disadvantage, but as a blessing. Given the obstacles I have overcome in my past and my successes thus far, I feel like there is nothing I can't do. I wouldn't change that for the world.

Jimmy Curran


  1. Jimmy,
    I love your writing! FDR memorial is also my favorite. Very inspirational.


  2. Jimmy,

    There isn't anything that can stop you from being an achiever! You're absolutely right when you mentioned there's nothing that you can't do. You are a very bright and hard working individual, we need more college students like yourself! I always tell my mother how much I admire you as a student/individual and try to write as well as you do haha! That will never happen, keep up the good work.


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