It is safe to say I graduated at a pretty crappy time to graduate college. When I graduated in May of 2020 not only was COVID running rampant across the world but it was locking down cities as it went. Actually to this point I still have not been able to walk across the stage nor take senior photos like someone normally would.
Initially I planned on going to graduate school. I wanted to get my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, but when an opportunity to work for the Houston Astros I easily jumped at a childhood dream. COVID though quickly squashed that dream and I began look for other jobs. Jobs though where not really there though. I was lucky enough to hook on with working at my moms school first as a proctor for the teachers kids then for their front office.
While this job began to wind down I became a paid intern on a Congressional Campaign and really enjoyed interacting with all sorts of people. Once November came around I really had to try and figure out what I was going to do. A close friend of mine I had met was moving to DC and put that bug into my ear.
Well he won me over and December 31st I officially moved in. Given how crazy Washington has been so far this year finding a job I really wanted was hard. That changed though last night when I was offered a paid internship on Capitol Hill. I rapidly accepted and now go in next Wednesday to begin filing out the paperwork to finalize it! Wednesday is the first day that staff is allowed to go back to the Congressional Offices so I cannot wait to start!