These shoes were made for walkin'...

These shoes were made for walkin'...

Or at least that's what they told me! But after spending only three days scurrying around the city I am starting to think that these shoes were not, in fact, made for walking. Seeing as how I brought a ridiculous number of shoes with me to the city, I will just keep switching pairs until I find the most comfortable ones! I suppose I should  start off with a brief intro about myself and what I'm doing here in Washington, D.C. for the summer.

 

"Wait, your name is Katy Perry??"

 

My name is Kate Perry (pause for the Katy Perry jokes...) and I'm originally from Louisville, Kentucky but go to school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. I started out in college as a musical theatre major and decided after several years that I needed a more dependable job so I declared a double major in international diplomacy and peace studies... since we all know the job market is bending over backwards to hire more liberal arts majors. Nonetheless, I have never been displeased with my decision and my time here with The Washington Center this summer has only reinforced the feeling that I'm moving in the right direction. I moved to the city four days ago and it's been non-stop ever since. Packing was definitely an experience, but I'll touch upon that another time. I'm beginning an internship at the Peace Corps working in the Office of Safety and Security. My specialization is in women's rights and, more specifically, sexual assault and violence prevention -- so I was very excited to find out that I would be working with the Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Response program (SARRR)!

 

Get out and go!

 

This would be the part where I insert a picture showing you where I had lunch today at Farrugut Square but apparently I'm a computer dinosaur and can't figure out how to include it. It's also 11:34 p.m. and I have to be up at 6 a.m., so I will try and hone my picture attaching skills tomorrow. This weekend I'm thinking about checking out the 2012 Pride Festival here in the D.C! Lots of fun events and speakers are going to be in the city so I encourage everyone to get out and immerse yourself in everything D.C .has to offer!

 

 

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