This past month has been fabulous. I have two great friends who I had the pleasure of meeting my senior year of high school/freshman year at university. Both were in D.C. for approximately a month for differing reasons. We had multiple opportunities to catch up and it was like no time had passed at all. We visited Truckaroo (a must if you've not yet been there), ate dinner at Tortilla Coast, visited McFaddens (a local stronghold) and walked around the city arm-in-arm like the unofficial family we still are and always will be. They've both since gone back to the West Coast and I can definitely say, life feels a little emptier without them.
I've also been visiting different places: Capitol Hill (all too often), the LoC (studying a bunch), White House, Baltimore (as part of a DOT-MARAD tour) and Friday I'm looking forward to meeting/greeting Secretary of Transportation LaHood. I also met a number of deaf/hard of hearing individuals at a monthly social gathering targeted for federally-employed deaf/hard of hearing adults. So. Much. Fun. It is nice to know that there are role models out there within the Deaf Community for me to aspire to.
So here's to whatever the future may hold.
And here's to making the most of the here 'n now.