Embrace the Awkwardness

Posted on Monday, Feb 13, 2017

When I visited the City of Austin last semester, I intended to scout out the city for potential places to live. I drove from College Station to Austin in my pick-up truck with my cherished Texas A&M license plates. I lost count of the number of odd looks and how many times I drove down the wrong way on a one-way street. I find myself to this day still getting lost on my ten-minute drive to work.
I am proud to be an intern in Austin representing Texas A&M. I find myself buying maroon ties and then wearing them as often as possible to aggravate the fellow interns in my office who chose to the University of Texas at Austin. I find myself taking my Aggie Ring off to take “artsy” photos across the city. My personal favorite was one that I took above the capitol extension with the Capitol in the background. I cannot imagine what thoughts were going through the minds of anyone that saw me take that picture.
I have loved my time here in Austin at the Capitol. Even though it has only been near a month of work this session, I feel like that I have learned more than I could have ever imagined. I am looking forward to the rest of the session and I cannot wait to continue to be a part of the legislative process.

Greg Cline
Office of State Senator Don Huffines
Austin, Texas