The End of a Chapter

The End of a Chapter

"A father's love, a wedding dance, New Year's dreams, a toast with friends,

a soldier coming home from war, the faith the hope of so much more,

a brand new life, a mother's prayer, shooting stars, ocean air, a lover's kiss,

and hard goodbyes, fireworks, Christmas lights,

These are the things that make us feel alive

These are the times that make us realize...

Life is beautiful."

-The Afters

 

It is hard to believe but our time in D.C. is coming to an end. In less than a week I will be back in Massachusetts to begin the next chapter of my life. What at first seemed like all the time in the world is now gone in what seems like the blink of an eye.

 

Standing Outside the Supreme Court

 

The final week of interning was a busy one. The Herald Group thankfully made sure we continued to have work to do despite our imminent departure. Our learning experience continued until the last day. It was sad to say goodbye to so many wonderful people. Perhaps it will only be a "see you later." I do not know what God's plans are for my life, but perhaps in the future I will return to D.C.

 

The last week in D.C. brought one last opportunity to take part in one of those few opportunities that can only be taken advantages of in D.C. Our professor Steve Scully of CSPAN invited us to an event put on by the White House Correspondents Association. The event featured a panel of three former White House Press Secretaries. It was a unique experience being in a room full of journalists listening to discussions on the White House and the press. Sitting in the room with all the reporters, cameras and Press Secretaries made me feel like I was watching an episode of The West Wing.

 

TWC photo opportunity with former Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers

 

My time in D.C. has truly been a wonderful experience. I will have mixed emotions returning home. I will be very happy to see my friends and family back home, but I will also miss the new friends I have made here. I am very thankful for the time I have spent here, and I look forward to continuing the story of my life. We will see if D.C. pops up in any future chapters.

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