November 13, 2014

My Last Day in Washington, D.C.


Today is my last day working in Washington D.C., working for Kimpton Hotels, and living in Northern Virginia. What a journey it has been! Every step has been amazing and I'm thankful for every moment that I've had here. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I left Los Angeles and moved to here to learn even more about myself; and boy did I learn!  Tomorrow I will be making the drive down to Roanoke to begin my next journey. Today I thought I would take a look back at my time here in our Nation's Capital.

When I think about first moving back to Virginia I can't help but think of this fabulous lady!
Just weeks after getting married Lindsay and her hubby Tolar let me move in with them for a week or so before moving into my apartment. What newlyweds allow someone to crash? The Tolars! They are awesome and I love them both!
The Color Run ~ National Harbor, 2012
July 4, 2011
Next up, of course is Jacq!

 


Jacq and her furry friend Frisco are the two best roommates I've ever had. The timing was absolutely perfect for us to become roommates. We had so much fun living together and getting to know each other. We had tons of nights out on the town and tons of nights staying in. 

I remember the first night that Lindsay and Marcy took me out on the town ~ The Clarendon Ballroom!
I clearly liked this top :)
 A co-worker of mine gave us a limo for the night and we went dancing! It was a lot of fun. At the end of the night Linds and I went to the Silver Diner and got pancakes while Marcy kept dancing the night away.

Marcy, Lindsay and I became quite the Trio over the past few years.

I'm going to miss my dear friend Marcy ~ We were both in Lindsay's wedding; that's how we met. We've become wonderful friends over the past couple of years.

When I first started working in D.C. I was at Donovan House - A Thompson Hotel. The people I worked with were so much fun! We all went on a night tour of the monuments and had a blast.

World War II Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial

I took my parents to their first Washington Nationals Game!

I celebrated some fun birthdays...28 & 29 & 30 & 31!

I was there for the birth my best friend's first baby! What an amazing thing that was to be a part of.


I can't forget my Helix crew ~ I've been at the Helix since June of 2013. Out of the three hotels I've worked at while up here the Helix has been my favorite. Every property and all coworkers have their challenges, but Helix will always hold a special place in my heart. I'll miss some of those people like crazy!
See you at the party Richter!
It's been quite a ride, these past 3+ years. I've met amazing people that have left impressions in my mind and in my heart. I've learned so much about myself and what I want in my life (and what I don't want in my life). I've also been through my fair share of challenges. I am very much looking forward to what lies ahead for me. If you had asked me ten years ago where I'd be now, I never thought I would be saying that I'm moving back to Roanoke. After living in large metropolitan cities for the past almost 12 years I've come to realize that I'm not a city girl after all. Who knew?!

As of tomorrow this will be where I call home!



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