After about a 2 month hiatus - I'm back.
I've been waiting for most of my adult life to write this story - but more importantly, to live this life. I'm not sure why it's taken me this long to put it down on "paper" - but here it is.
Then one day, the universe sent an email asking if I would be interested in an open position.
The 24 hours of deciding to respond and accepting that I had, were filled with more anxiety, pain, and discomfort than I've felt, maybe ever. I couldn't stop thinking of what could come from that email, the chances I would have to take, the risks, the money, the people that I would hurt, leaving the love and comfort of my friends to go chase a dream. A great friend reminded me that I was forgetting the most important thing in this equation - myself. Once the process began I have never been more excited and sure of my capabilities, my skills, and my direction. Within 2 weeks, I had a new job, a new apartment, drove a U-Haul for the first time, and moved to the big city with my new craigslist roomie (who rocks.)
I feel like I'm finally pursuing my passion - really chasing the dream. I'm finally back in the political world in DC and I love every minute of it.
I'm really liking being uncomfortable here - I know I'm growing. I like the pace of the city, the walks to and from work that I use to clear my head and listen to music, metro rides - all of it. I like that there is so much still to uncover around the corner or downtown. I'm here and it rocks. It's a challenge every single day but it's usually a good one.
Cheers to my new life in DC - excited to share more of it with you!