Thursday, December 4, 2008


Overall, this was an amazing experience. There were some really bad times, but I was really lucky to take part in the campaign, and it made it all the better that we ended up winning by a 7 point margin. 

For all the complaining about having too much work, not enough training, working for someone who didn't always have a lot of patience, I'm glad I did this. And I think Jonathan's trial and error method is a pretty good one. I need to tell him that someday. Maybe I'll bump into him again in D.C someday, like I did on my last night in D.C, at a bar near where Jon, my ex boyfriend, is a mixologist. 

I liked visiting quaint small towns. Vermont was beautiful. Manchester had some really nice streets, but I can't live in a city with less than a million people and 50 Starbucks. Small towns, and even towns of about 100,000 are too small for me. They make me feel claustrophobic. I need options. I need to know I can choose where to go to lunch, where to walk to, what to do. There wasn't that possibility in ManchVegas.  

I fell in love with D.C. I thought I would hate it. I needed to visit so I could take it off my list of places to live, but I ended up putting it at the very top of my list. I loved the historic buildings, the cleanliness of downtown D.C, the wide streets, being able to walk everywhere, and how safe I felt. I loved the Dupont Circle area. I loved that D.C was diverse, loved the gentrifying neighborhoods of Shaw and Logan Circle. So now, I'm looking for a job in D.C. I'm keeping New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles on my list though. There are consulting firms in all 5 cities. But D.C is at the top of my list.

No comments: