A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Today is Tuesday, July 9th and it is 6:00p. I have about an hour in between the time I finish work and the time I go to tonight's civic engagement event at RAF, and what better way to spend my time than blogging! I cannot think of a specific topic I want to write about today, so I suppose I will just write about my day. Today I woke up at 6:30a. I like to have about an hour to get ready in the morning because I think it is important to look nice for work. After getting ready I grabbed my breakfast -- an energy bar -- and my lunch -- a peanut butter sandwich and a yogurt -- and headed out the door. I know eating energy bars for breakfast is a bad habit and that I should try and eat something more substantial but energy bars save so much time! If I am choosing between making my breakfast and eating it in my room, or eating an energy bar on the way to the metro and getting to sleep for ten more minutes, I will choose getting to sleep for ten more minutes every time.

The walk to the Metro is about ten minutes from my dorm, which, by the way, is a new dorm! I moved out of HOVA because in addition to all of its other intolerable qualities, it was causing my asthma to flare up. After arriving at the Metro I took out my smartcard and looked at the screen that usually displays the train times. There was an emergency message that read "Smart phone thefts are on the rise. Keep your smart phone hidden while riding the metro. Do not use it while waiting for the Metro or while riding the Metro." I use my smart phone frequently while riding the Metro, so I was glad to have seen this warning. I am so comfortable here that sometimes it is easy to forget that D.C. is a city like every other city, and therefore crime exists and I need to keep my guard up.

I took the blue line from Foggy Bottom to Alexandria and scored a seat in my favorite part of the car. Then I walked a mile down King Street to my job, as I do every morning. When I got to work I was the first one there (this happens sometimes, because of the Metro I sometimes arrive at work at 8:50a) so I waited until my boss arrived to unlock the office. The office is a very friendly and creative environment, but everyone is extremely diligent about their work. So, as soon as we were in the office, everyone buckles down and gets right to business. Work was good today, because I felt very productive. I'm handling multiple projects at once which was a little daunting at first but once I got the hang of it I realized it's not that much different than juggling different assignments for different classes. I work at a smaller company than many of my peers and I appreciate that because it gives me the opportunity to ask for more responsibility and work more closely with professionals who have been in the industry for many years.

After work I walked to the Metro and took it to Gallery Place to switch over to the red line. I have a love-hate relationship with the Metro. On one hand it's clean, it's safe, and it's efficient. It's also incredibly easy to navigate. I would not be able to get around D.C. without it. On the other hand, it can be unreliable and extremely crowded. The red line during rush hour is essentially a giant mosh pit. Anyway, after the Metro at Gallery Place, I took the red line to NoMa. I walked to RAF, sat in the lobby, and started to blog.

Till next time,


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