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Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is not easy. This week, I said goodbye to friends, classmates and coworkers as my TWC spring semester came to a close.

 

As I'm writing this, it's strange for me to think that I will not be waking up at 7:30, grabbing an 8:50 coffee at Ebenezers before heading over to Union Station to catch the Metro. Working in D.C. and with NLGJA has been a great experience and has helped shape my ever-evolving professional goals. But, just as importantly, the friendships I made in Washington changed the way I see the world and my place in it.

 

To my Belgian friends:

I'm so glad I had the good fortune to run into you during my first few days in D.C. I looked forward to our Friday coffee dates every week, and always loved seeing America from your point of view. I can't wait to see the great things you accomplish in the future. Kevin, I wish you the best as you begin your career. Kato, I look forward to seeing the impact of your social activism (though I still think Vogue could use you).

 

 

To my roommates:

Joey, Jorge and Diego, I'll remember our extensive discussions about politics and culture. Each of us had a different background and a unique perspective. The noisy civility of our conversations kept apartment life lively and fun. And I'll always remember staying up making pasta late in anticipation of the blizzard that came in inches instead of feet.

 

To my coworkers:

Adam, Sachelle, Maya, Dillon: I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work at NLGJA. I was amazed to find an office culture so friendly and productive. It was wonderful to be included in your work family. I couldn't have asked for a better work and learning experience or for better people to share it. Now as a former intern and current NLGJA member, I'm excited to see the ways you continue to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues in the media. And I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

Stay in touch, all.

T

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