Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Random Thoughts

It has occurred to me recently, within the past two weeks that I'm having more trouble just living than a normal person should. Washington is full of life and energy and activities to do. Going down to the mall and doing Smithsonian activities on the weekends, laying out on the rooftops in the city to grab a little sun, doing a midnight monument tour just to see the city in all its glory all lit up. There are numerous things to do in Washington, especially when you live here. However, when I dove head first into the fast paced city I realized the difficulty of living in this vibrant town.

I miss my car. I only get to see him on the weekends. Joshua (that's the car's name for those of you who don't know) sits in his parking space waiting to be driven. Although I have become less lazy, now I don't get to drive ever. Unless I'm going out of town or I'm going to Ikea or the airport, I just don't see him much anymore. Joshua's feelings are hurt by this. He misses Alli driving him.

The biggest change for me however, has definitely been the humidity. It is so sticky, and grossly damp outside, it takes all the fun out of going outside on my one day off during the week. Who wants to take a shower and get all dressed and go outside to feel like they just stepped out of the shower? NOT ME!

Lastly, working both of these jobs has definitely made me feel more comfortable living in this expensive city, I'm not stressed out about my financial state. However, nobody should have to work 14 hours a day to feel less stressed about money, that's just no way to live.

So I keep moving with the humidity, showing up at both my jobs everyday, and take a peek at my car every night when I get home on my way upstairs. Washington, D.C. still is my favorite city just as it was growing up, subsequently I have come to realize that it's hard enough being an adult without all these pressures, this city makes you go until you drop.

It's amazing and fun, vivacious and colorful, but it's harder to live here then I thought it would be.


Anonymous Tamara said...

oh alli! we should've never had that "growing up" talk, it made you have too many depressing revelations! keep it up girl, you're doing great!

9:22 PM  

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