Good evening from Washington!

I will have officially completed my first week of work here in the District. While it was nothing short of overwhelming (nothing says welcome to the real world like a new job, new city, and a maze of public transportation) every day I was undoubtedly reminded that this is the kind of work I want to be doing, and the city that I want to be doing it in.

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Stay tuned this weekend for a post about some DC-specific events, eats, and adventures, but stick around for today’s welcome into the weekend!

One. Shoutout to Open City at the National Cathedral for inspiring this recipe. Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I say this because I made a pan and had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Two. I’ve never really come to terms with what Black History month has meant for me, as a bi-racial but non-black person. This month is about going beyond an appreciation of black culture and contributions—it’s about realizing that standing for freedom in the face of persecution and oppression is just about the most American thing there is. Thank you to George Yancy for this article.

Three. Loved hearing from those of you who are into bullet journaling, and happy to hear I’m not the only one who uses it to get a break from the world of endless to-do lists. If you missed it, here’s my post on using a bullet journal for better emotional and mental health.

Four. The new season of Scandal has made me both excited and terrified to live in Washington. I mean, Olivia is very cool, but politics is also very scary. Enough said.

Five. Word of empowerment for this upcoming week:

Every moment in one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. —Norman Mailer

You deserve more. Go get it.

J

 

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