Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Premier post! It's been 28 hours since I moved into my penthouse apartment in near Union Station. It was a very intense trip - final exam, packing, putting things into storage, driving to Greensboro for a rental car, driving 5hrs to D.C., losing car keys three times - but I'm glad to be here. My first night was nerve-racking. I feel so energized and refreshed to start something new in a brand new environment. All of my clothes are hung up in the closet, food is organized in the kitchen, and my roommates couldn't be nicer. I have a roommate from Alaska, Japan, and Mexico - what diversity huh! Only in a city...I LOVE IT!

Today started a bit slow but there's nothing like a good workout to wake me up. YAY endorphins! My Alaskan roommate, Taranova, made coffee for me which helped me as I walked out the door. The best part of my morning was realizing how incredibly close my internship was from my apartment. Literally 8 blocks away! I arrived at the office almost 40 mins before I was scheduled so I went back to the boulevard to scavenger around Union Station. Lots of shops and restaurants including the one my bosses and I went to for lunch. Yes I was treated to lunch on my first day!

About twenty minutes later I was registered with a pass and in the office working on my first assignment. Meeting with Kevin and Mike McGuiness (father son team) was short, relaxed and informative. I really enjoy the setting at the office and how much confidence they have in me and my abilities without having known me for more than 2 hours.

I have about six assignments already planned for my semester in Washington D.C. I'm already working on legitimate and influencial assignments which remind me why I'm here. I want to be here to work, explore, make changes, and grow. The McGuiness Group seems like a perfect fit! Check out the link here.

Stay tuned for updates in the coming days. I'm scheduled to have my first weekly meeting with Kevin and Mike McGuiness on Friday. I'll provide information about where I go, what I do, people I meet, music/arts I go see, and food I eat. Be sure to check out my other social networking websites listed below:


  1. Congrats. Sounds like it will be a great experience. Where in Alaska is your roommate from?

    1. Anchorage! But its nice to share stories with someone from the state.