A Day in the Life of a D.C. Intern. #SELFIE

A Day in the Life of a D.C. Intern. #SELFIE

Every time I call home, my mom reminds me that I haven’t sent her enough pictures of my activities in D.C. For her and the readers of this blog, I decided to create a post depicting my day in pictures. Furthermore, I could not resist incorporating one of the biggest social phenomena of my generation – the SELFIE. With new social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, the need to document one’s life in pictures has increased. To meet the influx of photographs being taken, it is now socially acceptable to take photos of yourSELF by yourSELF, hence the term SELFIE!

 

…BUT FIRST, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE!

 

 

Although Ke$ha wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy, when I wake up at 5:30 a.m. I feel more like Elvis…dead.

 

 

 

Although D.C. can be a jungle, no one likes an untamed lion’s mane.

 

 

After breakfast, I turn to more serious matters. For this day, that meant doing research on my congressman’s voting record. I had a 2:30 p.m. appointment to meet with Rep. Bill Enyart.

 

 

I have a feeling taking this SELFIE while commuting to work was illegal...

 

 

 

Furthering the analogy of D.C. being a jungle, me biking to work is like an antelope running in the field. The key is not letting your predators (like semi trucks) sense any fear.

 

 

 

Remember me mentioning full Bikeshare stations…

 

 

Once I finally arrive to work it is time to transform into a young business professional. Although Superman changes from his disguise in a telephone booth, my metamorphosis occurs in a bathroom stall at work. I go from hot and sweaty to business ready!

 

 

 

This is me and Brittany, the paralegal at Marzulla Law, hard at work.

 

 

Look who showed up! My boyfriend, Jake, brought me another childhood favorite for lunch – peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We enjoyed our meal at a picnic in the park sponsored by the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Emerging from the metro. I was on my way to meet with my congressman.

 

 

 

The Washington Center enables all of their interns to participate in a Public Policy Dialogue with one of their members of Congress. Before our meeting, Seth Richardson, Erin Dexter, and I took a SELFIE with Representative Bill Enyart of the 12th Congressional District of Illinois. Best moment of the meeting was when Rep. Enyart shared with us that he watches House of Cards.

 

 

The D.C. heat and humidity made for a miserable trip back to work for me.

 

 

I felt a lot better when I returned to my air-conditioned work. Furthermore, I was welcomed back by two of my coworkers, Courtney Johnson and Marco Marzulla. Courtney is a Washington Center intern too!

 

 

 

The view from my tenth floor office.

 

 

After finishing work, it is back to the bike. Thank goodness for bike lanes.

 

 

 

Another full Bikeshare station… NO!!!!

 

 

 

“I be up in the gym just working on my fitness, he’s my witness.” -Fergie

 

 

 

Home sweet home.

 

 

Had to make a run to the grocery store.

 

 

Making a dessert to take to an intern potluck tomorrow sponsored by The Washington Center.

 

 

As the pie finished cooking, I finished my day, 19 hours from its beginning.

 

Although this post portrays it in a lighthearted way, there is a lot of substantial work that gets accomplished in my day. I am learning a tremendous amount about the field of law by interning at Marzulla Law. I am becoming more familiar with the way the country is being ran by seeing it firsthand in the capital. Most importantly, I am developing personally and professionally by exposing myself to new challenges and new people. I am very excited to continue sharing my journey with you. Thanks for reading!

 

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