This week has been absolutely packed full of activities. Last weekend was DC pride, which was an amazing experience. My intern host, The Optical Society, is along the parade route, so they hosted a pride party and invited all the SPS interns.
This past weekend, The Optical Society (OSA) invited the SPS interns to celebrate pride month at their offices. After mingling with OSA's staff on the patio, we relocated to the street to watch the parade.
These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, but I am coming to enjoy the fast paced life of the city. For being as large as it is, D.C. is quite charming and welcoming. I am starting to feel at home here, which can be attributed to my growing confidence in my navigation abilities.
There's all kinds of people and all kinds of places to see when you're a physicist. Maybe I haven't quite earned that title in it's entirety yet, but when I'm reminded of my place here it makes the effort all the more worth it to strive for that.
This past week has been probably my least exciting week to report so far. For the first time, I spent all five days in the office. I have been hard at work at developing lessons for a K-8 Waves and Sound Workshop to be held in Cincinnati this July.