I travel, but I am always able to go back home within a week and everything is spiffy. I have lived in Lubbock, Texas my entire life, and every summer my mom, dad, and sister, Briana, go traveling to places around the country. I have never been overseas, and I have never had the pleasure to visit Washington D.C.
So my mom asked, “What do you take for a 2 ½ month trip?” and I replied, “EVERYTHING!” While packing for D.C. I brought business clothes, everyday wear, workout clothes, my computer, bedding, and shoes for all occasions. TWC had posted helpful information about the weather in D.C., and what type of shoes and clothes we should consider bringing, so I followed their advice and six space bags (the one you vacuum all the air out of) and three large suitcases later I was packed.
Arriving in D.C. was scary, exciting, and frustrating all at the same time. It was very difficult to get to my apartment with three large cases of luggage. Fortunately, there was a couple that offered their help to me and I do not know what I would have done without them! I arrived at The Grand, and the TWC employees were ready to greet me and welcome me to the program. The apartment here is AMAZING! We have a fireplace, walk in closet, and a 24-hour gym facility. I love it.
I was curious about how my first week would go because I am a summer quarter student, and there are some interns that have been at my job for a week because they are summer term students. My fear was that they would be far more advanced and I would have to play catch up the entire summer. I have been to work for four days now and it is wonderful! The other interns there are very nice (I will go into detail later), and our supervisor is one of the most relaxing and trusting people that I know. There are many tasks and projects that we have been assigned to complete and I can’t wait until next week to make progress on some of them.
Besides the horrific humidity and the delays on the Metro, this experience is turning out to be one that I will never forget! This weekend I have some plans to explore the city and experience the nightlife with other interns. It’s going to be great!