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A coffee date

November 16, 2015

If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you how while I love the smell of coffee I rarely drink it. If it’s cold I’m drinking a hot cocoa or in warmer weather I’ll sip on a frappuccino.

If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you how in September I took a break from the job search to regroup. I had started back in March and gone on more than a handful of interviews with no job offer. It has been frustrating and discouraging to say the least. I haven’t had this hard of a time looking for employment since I graduated college back in 2004. To be honest it has done a number on my self-esteem, but I am taking time to really think about what I want job wise. This week I submitted an application for an educational leadership fellowship that I am very excited about. I should know in a month if I make it to the next round.

If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you about how DC is starting to feel like home. It’s funny to say but it feels different living in the city versus the surrounding suburbs. I have reconnected with a friend from Florida who moved up 3 years ago and our guys get along pretty well, so it has been nice to have friends up here.

If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that it feels a little weird not to be spending Thanksgiving with my immediate family. One of the bad parts of living away from your parents is the holidays. My sister has to split Thanksgiving and Christmas with her husband’s family and this year she is coming to Orlando for Christmas. So I’m staying in DC, my sister will be with her in laws and my parents are going to Puerto Rico.  Something about spending a holiday without parents makes me feel very much like an adult.