Well, Summer has rolled around again. While the Pullman rain makes it hard to remember that the warm months are just around the corner, time did it again and pulled a fast one on me. In a week and a half, Lauren and I will be packing up and moving out of the apartment we were just getting settled in when I left for Philipsburg a year ago. She will be going back home to Port Angeles, and I will go my own way, first to Iowa to visit my parents, then to New York City for a 10 week internship with Common Cause.
Common Cause is a nonpartisan nonprofit, much like Project Vote Smart, but it is much better funded than the latter. I will be working on a project involving campaign finance research, which will involve partnering with an organization called Fair Elections New York. I can’t wait to employ the skills I accrued last summer, and to further develop my knowledge and passion for all things politics and legislation.
I will know a small handful of people in the city, unlike when I headed out to Philipsburg, a town I had never heard of with all strangers in it. However, it has either been years since I’ve seen them, or they are so established in the city that I will feel weird invading their bubble. Hopefully a few of them will take the time and patience to show me around the city that never sleeps.
Like last summer, I will use my blog as a means of connecting to all of my friends, and keeping them updated. Also, my technology-challenged mother should have an easier time of navigating herself to this page which will have all the details of my day-to-day life, rather than calling me constantly. The time difference between here and Seattle will take some getting used to, but at least I know that if the city lives up to it’s name, and i find myself unable to sleep one night, I will be able to call home without worrying about waking anyone up.
This post is pre-emptive, as I don’t leave until June 1st. Until then, I wish everyone a happy and safe return home from school, and I hope you will tune in when I embark on my second incredible journey.
Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.
― Donald Miller