Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back to Reality

I'm back in DC after an unnecessarily long travel day involving not one but two flights with screaming babies in my immediate vicinity. On the other hand, the hellishness of the actual travel went a long way towards reorienting my perspective from "I'm so sad to be leaving Houston" to "I'm so glad to finally be in DC!" The lovely weather and pretty view from the cab on Lee Highway also helped.

However, my self-indulgent summer is definitively over. It's fall, and it's time to go back to work. The days of unstructured time and parentally-sponsored restaurant meals are over. It's probably just as well though - I'll need some structure, parsimony, and earned income to dispose of the extra credit card debt and fifteen pounds I acquired while indulging my every whim over the last few months. Delightful? Yes. Sustainable? No.

Tonight there's a cocktail party where I will meet my A-100 class, 90-some strangers who, I'm told, will become my closest friends. And tomorrow I somehow have to get myself to Main State by 7:45 a.m. in a suit to begin my new adventure. I suspect a very large cup of coffee will be required.

1 comment:

  1. I bet you needed more than one cup! Welcome to the FS!