Monday, May 14, 2012

Kick off your shoes and stay a little while

Well, its official. I'm going to be staying in the DC area for a little longer than originally intended! While the decision was slightly terrifying I think I'm going to love living here. Mostly I'm going to simply enjoy living without the pressure of school. I still don't think its quite sunk in yet that I'm done. DONE! Enough about school, I'm starting to twitch.

A few people asked me  if I ever thought I'd wind up living in Washington, DC. My answer is yes, but not in this capacity. In high school I was sure I'd be here every now and then getting my next secret ops assignment as I swiftly rose through the ranks of the CIA. Unfortunately I have none of the qualities it takes to be a spy and that dream never materialized. Let's face it, spies are born not made. I can't crack codes, I'm not stealthy and I'm way too loud and talkative. Ask any of my close friends, I don't even possess the ability to whisper. Also when I told my mom about my future aspirations she informed me I'd probably have to kill someone and that was that. I knew I'd never make it. It was the same sense of finality as when my dream of becoming a veterinarian came to a halt the first time I watched Dr. Wallace check my sweet mutt Tanner for worms. I knew it was time for a new plan. So somewhere along the way I became a social worker instead and lo and behold I still made it to the District. And yes, I assume almost everyone I come in contact with on a daily basis is some sort of government operative.

There are a lot of things I like about the city and if you have ever seen my tweets you know that public transportation is one of them. Seriously, I have a love affair with the DC metro and bus systems. Sure they're frustrating, slightly unpredictable and even sometimes scary but that's what makes it fun. Its always an adventure.  If you come visit me rest assured I'm going to make you ride the bus, even if we have nowhere to go. Because like happiness, a bus ride in DC is a journey, not a destination.

Now that I know I'm going to be staying here for a while I've decided to make some permanent adjustments. Like buying little put-it-together-yourself drawers at Target instead of living out of a suitcase. And FYI I did put it together myself. And I'm not talking about the kind of assemble it yourself furniture that comes with an allen wrench. No sir, I successfully used a hammer and a screw driver to put this puppy together. Not a big deal for most people but a big step for this girl. (Add a severe lack of ability to properly use hand tools to the list of why I'll never be a spy).

Another long term decision was to officially become a member at the church I've been visiting while living here. It feels good to add a stability to my spiritual life. Even if the announcement about that stability came at the tail end of the presentation of the new bathroom renovations. Yep, I'll forever associate that moment with the introduction of the dual flush technology. A very funny moment for me indeed.

Have a great week folks!


  1. Congrats on the job, Molly! I love reading your always keep me laughing! :)

  2. Thanks Erin! Glad things are going well for you and Travis in Huntsville. Y'all should definitely take a trip to DC sometime :)