Emilie In DC: Week 1

January 28, 2017

I’ve been in Washington, D.C. for an entire week, how crazy is that? Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess. In today’s blog post, I want to recap my first week in D.C.!

On Saturday, I said goodbye to my family and it was pretty rough. Realizing that I wouldn’t be able to see them in person for three months was hard, but there was no way back. Once through security, I was ready for my big adventure!

I flew in on Saturday and had two days to settle and get ready for my first day at my internship. Click here if you want to read about my first day at C-SPAN!

I love riding the subway! It makes me feel so calm and peaceful. Sometimes, I just want to ride all the way to the end station and back, just because it sooths me so much. On Wednesday, the people in my department and I went for lunch together. They showed me these food trucks just around the block. I had Chicken Pho and it was really good.

My favorite thing in the lunch room at work? This Southwest Style Salad. I don’t use the dressing but the rest is so good. I’ve already had it two times this week!

During the first editorial meeting I went to, I noticed how little I know about American politics. So, I made a little cheat sheet for when I don’t really know what’s going on. Funny how much you can learn in one week, because I already understand way more stuff going on at work and in politics.

On Friday, I was asked to greet the guests who would be on the show for Sunday. They tape it on Friday morning, so I had to greet them and walk them to the greenroom. Of course, that was the day I had a huge hole in my tights… Anyway, I got to greet two reporters and a U.S. senator, which is pretty cool if you ask me. The people at C-SPAN also told me that if I wanted to, I could sit in the control room during the taping of the show. It was so cool to see how these people know exactly what they’re doing, regardless of the 1,000,000 buttons in that room!

Today is Saturday and we had oatmeal-banana-pancakes for brunch. EloΓ―se and I also watched The Bachelor. I don’t know why they don’t air that show in Belgium because gosh it’s so addicting! I really want to go out and explore D.C. this weekend. I’m staying with EloΓ―se and here family in Bethesda, so D.C. is only one subway ride away. Of course, I will keep you guys posted on everything! On to week 2!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Kim January 29, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Looks like you had a great first week !
    Can’t wait to read your next posts,
    have fun and enjoy this amazing opportunity

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