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.