Well the Government Punched Me Straight in the Mouth

By Cje95 | Texas Boy in a DC World | 20 Mar 2021


Last December I moved from Texas to Washington, DC to intern for the Congressman whose campaign I worked on. Initially, I was not going to move and I was going to stay in Sugar Land but over the span of a couple of weeks my roommate who was working for his Washington, DC office won me over. Now just a little over 3 months in the Government has managed to punch me square in the jaw.

 

Since I have been up here my roommate and I have really stuck together due to COVID restrictions and then DC being locked down due to the Jan 6th riots. There has not really been an opportunity for us to branch out and meet new people and it has been a pretty disappointing thing. Wednesday when my roommate said we had to have a few drinks and talk I figured it couldn't be too crazy as he just finally returned to work from COVID but boy was I wrong.

 

Tuesday my roommate was told he was being transferred back to the district office 1,200 miles away. In December we had signed a 24-month lease so there was really no reason to think this would happen. While moving back to the district office was a possibility it was something that was hinted at when his reelection campaign launched later on. 

 

This has naturally caused a ton of stress for me as traveling back and forth between the district office and in Washington DC was a given and we had already figured all of the logistics with that but a permanent move was completely out of the blue. As my internship runs to the end of April possibly May I am in the middle of transitioning to finding a permanent job. With it being unknown how all of that would work out I was already super stressed before Alex had to leave. 

 

What and it worse was he had to be back in the district office by April 15..... less than 30 days out. We have been trying to figure out the apartment situation and it seems a solution will be in hand soon enough but until everything is finalized it is a little crazy. I will be moving through to a one-bedroom apartment on the same floor of the building I am in. Since Alex will be gone I do not need the $3,700 a month two-bedroom and will at least save money here as I will not be responsible for Alex's half. 

 

Hopefully, everything continues to work out and move forward smoothly!

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Cje95
Cje95

Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_


Texas Boy in a DC World
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