August 19, 2010

A Capitol Life

Pounding the pavement in Washington, DC meant a lot of knocking on doors, meetings and greetings with friends of friends, and toting my life around a sultry city for nine days. I have never been so glad for free wireless and an glass of iced tea. I rode all the lines of the Metro, spreading my wings and experiencing the city from all points (and by city, I also mean Maryland and Virginia as well). I end this journey with a few possible leads and the chance that I could be returning in about a week to live permanently.

Living in this city has been on my mind for the past three years, and now it could actually happen. A surreal thought. When a dream crosses over to a probable reality, you almost don't know what to do. And I think about missing my family and so many of my Boston friends, but I also have many friends in DC and the chance to pursue a career that I have always wanted. And so I jump. And hope that I can finally catch that brass ring.

In the midst of this job business, I found some lovely aspects to the city, which made me want to move all the more.

The first lady of song's dress at the Smithsonian

Children from all over the world playing under immortal words

One of many stately homes in Capitol Hill (near Eastern Market)

A "tree" in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art

Our bill at Firefly, a delightful brunch place in the heart of bustling Dupont Circle

All images taken by my iPhone camera and processed through the application, ShakeItPhoto.


  1. I want to hear all about the adventures! Skype soon?

  2. DC is such a beautiful city. Living there could be totally fun.

  3. So happy to see your dreams coming true (I just knew they would)! Have a lovely weekend, my friend! xoxo

  4. It sounds and LOOKS like a great trip. I really adore the photographs.


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