Working a 9-5 job on the east coast is exactly how you’d expect: long commute, tons of pressure to do well and meet your goals, and always having something to do or somewhere to be. However, it’s everything I’d ever want and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
It has only been two weeks since I moved to the DC area and I have to say I’m loving it. There are free museums, beautiful monuments and memorials, street performers, great places to eat, and it’s within a few hours’ drive of so many different states.
I still can’t believe my fortune in being chosen for this internship! Getting to live in D.C. and work at NASA were both incredible stand-alone experiences. Together they constituted the best summer I have ever had! I had so much fun cruising around DC and meeting so many great people!
As I sit in a cabin in the Catskills, on a family trip far from any sign of cell phone service, my last few days at Goddard and at SPS seem very far away, almost like a dream, but as soon as I look back at the pictures the whole experience rushes back to me.
It’s hard for me to believe as I start to put together a presentation of my work that the summer will soon draw to a close and with it my treasured days with IDL. I’m looking forward to sharing my work with Eta Carinae next week as well as hearing what everyone else has been doing.
I don’t know why it took me until one of my last weekends here to make it down to the DuPont Circle farmers’ market, but better late than never, right? I took a stroll down to 20th street on Sunday and was greeted by stands and stands of fresh fruits and vegetables and cheeses.