Getting the Hang

So as you may or may not know, I recently moved to Northern Virginia to start a new job in the District of Columbia. The move was definitely a big deal to me because even though I’ve lived in Virginia for the past two years, Williamsburg and DC are two different animals.

At this point I’ve been in my new apartment and my new job for about a month and a half, and I felt a tangible change this week. I did a little bit of on site work for my job at different locations in the city, and had some social engagements in some new areas that I haven’t explored. Even though I continually experience new areas, this week it went from an exhausting experience of relying on google maps every five minutes and looking up the metro map several times a day, to recognizing neighborhood names and starting to piece them together on the map in my head.

I definitely have a better sense of place, and I’ve gotten closer to a decent daily routine so the daily adventures are not such an ordeal. I feel like I caught my wind for the moment. I realize I still have a lot more to explore, a lot more to experience and some unresolved moving details to finish up, but I think the wind changed in DC this week, and it’s starting to feel more familiar every day.

What are you up to this weekend? I’m looking forward to a low key weekend of errands, some shopping, and hopefully I’ll get a chance to go see “Lee Daniel’s The Butler.”


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