10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN DC IN 10 DAYS
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 | JESSICA GEHR
Today marks my tenth day in Washington DC on my semester-long journey. I’m interning at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) as a communications intern in the State Fiscal Project. CBPP is an organization that pursues federal and state policies designed to reduce poverty and inequality while also restoring fiscal responsibility. Here are 10 things I’ve learned in 10 days.
1. I’ve learned to walk everywhere.
Every day I have a twenty minute walk to and from work. Admittedly, I’ve wanted to use Uber on more than one occasion (but I haven’t). I start my day heading out of the CHIP house in dress clothes and Birkenstocks. Because, let’s face it, is there anything better than Birks? No. When I finally get to work my hair was not in the condition as when I left: straight to wavy or vice versa. And, my clothes don’t feel or smell as clean. BUT, I have a sense of accomplishment that I convinced myself to walk. Not that I have much choice. Lucky I got to ditch the panty hose after day one. Thank god for business casual.
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