On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; I walk approximately 2.4 miles to commute to my internship from my home. My regular route includes walking to a bus shuttle, riding the bus, then walking past the Capitol to Longworth Office Building.
That is phenomenal for me. Since I started going to school in Washington DC two years ago, I always have watched men in their expensive suits and women in their classy three-piece suits in awe. They looked like they knew what they wanted to do with their lives whereas I did not at all.
Now, I am one of them. Kind of. I do not wear a three-piece suit to work (especially in this weather!) but I dress classy enough to blend in. I walk quick enough to keep up and I have a a bag to store my lunch, notepad, and pens. I act as if I have it all together. Everyday, I see tourists taking pictures or young college students exercising around the Hill. They do not notice me. I am a mere background to them, seeing that I am someone who walk around the Hill on a daily basis.
Yet, I am still fazed every time I walk to my internship. It seems to be unrealistic and I doubt that it will soak in anytime soon. Thank you, AAPD, for giving me this opportunity.