Adulting: 10 Things My Daughter Has Learned in DC in 10 Days



12019870_10207392927771759_273120318704869575_n 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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  1. Oh Jessica, that was so exciting to read. What a change—we take a lot for granted in the Midwest don’t we? Heck sweetie with all that walking the next thing we hear will be you are running, preparing for the marathon in New York (don’t forget to just cruise by Niagra Falls—only a little out of your way 😉 ). Hope you will find time to occasionally guest post. Keeping you in my prayers. Sending much love an lots of hugs.

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