I realize it’s been four years since I posted here. I got a bit sidetracked. And by “sidetracked”, I mean “obsessed with Tumblr”. But I’m back at it now, and hoping to post often about my life.
When I last wrote (see the post here), I was in my second year as an undergrad. I had been offered transfer admission at UCLA at the end of freshman year. Deciding to stay enrolled at UCR–and to come to DC for the quarter–changed the course of my life. I fell in love with the city and all the opportunities it offered. The museums and libraries, the restaurants, the smart people I encountered everywhere I went. “I will definitely be back someday.” I said of DC at the end of the entry. It was the first bite of a travel bug that would lead me to Paris the next year, and back to DC after graduation.
So, really, maybe it’s not so bad that I’m picking up here. Maybe it’s actually serendipitous. I LIVE in DC now. Well, really close to DC. On my own. (okay, full disclosure: with a boy. more on that later.) And I’m almost done with my first year of grad school, which I almost can’t believe. How quickly the time flies. I’m pretty proud that I’m living here, after falling in love with the city all those years ago.
There are so many things to talk about. My great classes, my ever-growing plant collection, alllll the food adventures I have here. The places I visit, the concerts I see. My friends (so many people from Victorville and Riverside are on the East Coast now too, and I’m lucky enough to get to see them sometimes.) My relationship.
Probably not much of that is very interesting to anyone, but I’ll try to update here sometimes, anyways.
I promise, it won’t be another four years before the next post.
Here are some photos from the past year, to catch up a bit.
Clockwise from the big picture: My roommates and I last March for my 2nd UCDC quarter, at the Lincoln Memorial, a dish from Cava Mezze (a Greek-ish chain here I am OBsessed with), the 4th of July at the Washington Monument (my parents and brother were visiting from CA for that!), card catalogs from my internship at the Library of Congress, and the space shuttle at the Udvar Hazy Center.
Until next time,