As some of you may have guessed, I work in the U.S. House of Representatives, where elections always have a major impact on not only the future of the country, but the futures of many staff members just like me. Back in 2006, the elections had a positive effect on my situation, leading to promotions and amazing opportunities. But now, the tables have turned, and I’m doing my best to prepare to leave behind something that has been a major part of my life for the past five years.
But as hard as this may be, I’m trying to stay positive and view this as an opportunity to pursue other passions in the areas of writing, editing, weddings, and perhaps even a few I haven't thought about just yet. And of course, I’ll continue to focus on doing well in my publishing master's classes, getting my wedding coordination certificate, and volunteering with Wish Upon a Wedding DC. I've already met with a university career counselor, and certainly welcome info about any leads or opportunities anyone would like to share with me.
In the end, I feel incredibly lucky to have spent five amazing years fulfilling the very goals I set out to acheive when I first moved to Washington. And along the way, I discovered my incredible husband, so many wonderful people, and an amazing life that I know will continue getting better, despite this rough patch. You know what they say. When one door closes…
(Photo Credit: Kellie Warren)