And so the internship winds down. It has been a very interesting summer. I have been immersed in education about the fight for equality that the disabled community has gone through. I have read court cases, and seen the Hill in action. And I am working for the Department of Homeland Security. I have made friends and had time to think and reflect. I really feel I have grown this summer.
Speaking of the internship, things continue to go well. I go through my assignments each day and then head home. It remains a very nice environment to have a job (well internship in).
In terms of my personal life, that too is coming together. I have a place to live in after the summer is over, and I have already dropped stuff off. I feel a sense of excitement about the future, really feeling like an adult. It will be a completely new experience for me, as I roomed at the dorms all four years of my college experience at American University. I am excited, nervous, and also determined to be on top of the minutia of my day to day experiences in the world of adults.
This week, I also had a great intern experience with the ADA Anniversary celebration. It was great to see old friends there and to once again sit in that magnificent room. I also got a copy of Amazing Gifts by Mark I. Pinksy. I cant wait to dive into it. I also got to see my mentor and agree to see each other after work this week for dinner.
Things have gone really well. But I am also a little bit nervous. I hope that I find work after the AAPD internship is done. Well, there is still some time, and I should probably run! See you all next week for what I think will be the last post as an intern.