The End Of It All - Take A Moment

The End Of It All - Take A Moment

Commencement. Last Monday to gather as a group.

It's unbelievable how these last few months have come to an end. It's been almost unreal and although I am extremely sad at the thought of leaving the life I have been living these last few months, I can't wait to see my friends and family back home. Commencement wrapped up our time with The Washington Center. We handed in our portfolios and said goodbye to our advisors. You can say it was a celebration of our accomplishments after handing in the final copy of our portfolios.

 

I got to end off my intership with mCapitol Management at the staff Christmas party. This was the first company Christmas party I ever got to be a part of.

 

 

It was a great experience and it was so much fun to interact with everyone on a less formal level. I'm extremely grateful for the interns I worked with this semester. They made work so much more fun than it would have been alone. I'm also thankful for all the help they gave me this semester as a Canadian trying to navigate her way through the US legislative system. I will surely miss everyone.

 

 

Last but not least, the highlight of my time in Washington, DC is still the people I  have met at the RAF. We had our last dinner together, at which we exchanged gifts and tried not to think about how sad we were that it was the last. On a side note, one of the best friends I met this semester was offered a position at her internship, through Peace Corps. This will definitely give us a reason to come back to DC. In addition, another one of my closest friends was offered a position at Merill Lynch. That really does say something about the opportunities that can be offered through this experience. Meeting friends from all over the world was a good and a bad thing. On the one hand, we will now have a sure reason for travelling to different parts of the world and know you have a friend waiting for you there, but on the other, it's so far away that you don't know when and how often you will see them again. Everyone I met this semester has somehow made this experience a unique and precious one.

 

 

I will miss the RAF greatly. Nothing will ever compare to being able to live with all of your friends in one building. This apartment, although not mine, was where I got to share many great moments together with the closest friends I've met this semester. This was where we shared happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, confusion, joy, excitement, motivation, inspiration. I will never forget the people I met and the things I've learned from them. A special shout out to these three girls who made this experience something so special. Each one of them is unique in her own ways and has made a very special impact on my life. I will miss them dearly :( They have become my very bestest friends and I am sure that we will meet again in China, Belgium, and back in America!

 

 

So there it is! My semester in Washington, DC. Happy holidays everyone!!!!

 

 

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