the end of the beginning.

My feet are cold now when I walk to campus. I bury myself in layers most days, with my new bright red scarf wrapped around my neck. My headphones are usually playing 1989 by Taylor Swift (or some other bad pop song), and I’m humming along as I meander through the streets of Georgetown on my way to work or class. Pumpkins and brightly colored leaves have been replaced by twinkling lights and Christmas trees in windows.

I’ve gotten to see DC in every season now–an introduction in spring, a beginning in summer, settling in during the fall, and now transitioning into the dark days of winter.

2014’s coming to an end all too soon, but as far as DC and my adventures here are concerned, I’m only just beginning.

It’s only been a few months, but this place feels like home.

The song ends, but I’m still singing along.

“The best people in life are free.”

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