Living and Exploring in a New City

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Moving to a new city is one thing but, moving to a new state is very challenging. From never really traveling outside of Texas to moving 1,187 miles away it has been an adventure.

Learning the Metro did not take long. It is tricky but once you get the hang of it, it is a breeze. My first day in the city my roommate and I went to check it out and she got on and the doors closed right behind her so, I was left on the platform. To say I freaked out is an understatement. Once she got back everything was good and we learned our lesson- Jump Fast!! I have been here for going on three weeks and I would like to consider myself a natural.

Before I moved here, I knew in my head what I wanted to see and do. I suggest making a list but, going with the flow. Almost every weekend we (my roommates and I) have made plans for what we wanted to do. And, every weekend we have strayed from the plans and ended up doing something completely different and that’s ok. We have made a list of everything we want to do while we are here so straying from plans never hurts.

Sleep… Oh how I miss sleeping in or going to bed early. Even though I am tired I still wake up and start the day. Coffee has become my best friend again. When I think I am going to go to bed early life hits me with an opportunity and I try to go with it. Some things only happen once so why not lose a little sleep.

Carly Casbeer
House Committee on Agriculture
Washington, D.C. | fall 2019