Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Loved and Lost

Hey folks, I hope I haven't lost my reading audience, as I don't update as much. Today, I'm inspired to write about my recent break-up. First, I was in a long distance relationship with a much younger guy. Some thought that was foolish, however I'm an optimist. I believe one can make it work if both parties are on the same page. We met through mutual friends and hit it off from the beginning. At the time, I wasn't seeking a relationship, as I had not been in anything serious in years. Sad story short, he decided that the long distance thing wasn't working for him anymore. During the time of our relationship, which lasted almost a year, we made time to see each other at least once a month. As time went on, I felt like I was putting more energy into the relationship than he was. I truly saw myself falling in love, but he didn't feel the same. I probably should have cut it off then, but again I'm an optimist and a hopeless romantic (who would have ever thought). I'm glad to say that I learned quite a bit about myself and learned that I can date at a distance and remain faithful. I suppose it is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

End of an Era

 
After seven years I will be leaving the DC Mayor's Office, effective February 13. These few years have been quite a journey. During this time, I have had the pleasure to work under three administrations beginning as an intern and climbing up the proverbial ladder through helping residents, young and old alike, all across the city. Nevertheless, I leave feeling blessed, having being able to meet so many great people and make lifelong connections. I look forward to my next public service endeavor.
 
KDJ