It’s That Time Again…

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

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