Whoo! The second week at NIST has been a lot of fun. I’ve been exploring my project more and I have really gotten into the groove of things. Everyday I wake at 5am and proceed to make a quick breakfast. It has varied from avocado toast, apples and Bananas or an Acai smoothie.
These past few days have been hectic and busy and amazing! I wanted to blog more last week, but I didn't get the chance while working so much. I mainly just took a few pictures of my work outfits because I am very happy with how my new fancy clothes look haha.
I have never been outside of Eastern Massachusetts for more than a few weeks at a time, and I just graduated college, so this summer will be a new experience in a lot of ways. So far it’s going really well.
Washington, DC is a very busy city with so much pride. Having the Capitals in the Stanley Cup against the Vegas Golden Knights has brought people to their feet supporting the team and the city they love. It’s infectious.
End of week 1, and what a time to be alive! To live in DC on the night the Caps win the Stanley Cup at home, to be working at the American Center for Physics with Danielle and Brad, to hang out at the Einstein memorial with a bunch of physics nerds; I would say I am thriving.
My head is spinning. I haven’t been able to function on less than 8 hours of sleep since way back in freshman year (because you know, that was FOREVER ago). For the first time in a while, I feel like I truly belong.
As I made my way down D Street, I repeated the words I had been telling myself for weeks. “You were chosen to do this, you can do this, everything will be fine.” My breath caught in my throat as I approached the door, sure that at any moment someone would tell me I wasn’t dressed appropr