It’s my four year anniversary of living in DC! I’m trying to really let that sink in.. four. years. in Washington DC! That’s longer than I even lived in Chapel Hill for all of college. It’s definitely home to me now (though I’m a firm believer that you can have many “homes”), and I still love living here. Sometimes I take the city for granted, but there are many more times when, for example, I cross the Memorial Bridge and immediately see the Lincoln Memorial + Washington Monument and think… wow. Is this real life?!
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to live in this city, to work where I work, and to have the friends and the community that I have. I’m so very blessed, of course!
And now, DC by the numbers:
Number of years in DC: four
Number of homes lived in: one
Number of roommates: three
Number of jobs: two
Number of parking tickets: three
Hours sitting in traffic: countless
Hours spent on metro: roughly 2,000 hours, I think – wow
Amount of money spent on the metro: Wow. I just did the math, and it’s close to $15,000. SCARY.
Number of times I’ve been inside the Capitol: two
Number of times I’ve been inside the White House: zero (working on this!)
Number of times I’ve been up in the Washington Monument: three (it’s currently shut down)
Number of inaugural balls attended: one
Number of presidential motorcades I’ve seen: six
Number of happy hours I’ve been to: countless, for sure
Number of earthquakes: one
Number of blizzards: one
Number of bike rides around the city: five
Number of small groups/Bible studies I’ve been in: two
Number of book clubs: two
Places I regularly volunteered: two
Number of weddings in DC: one
Number of weddings outside of DC: close to twenty
Number of new friends: countless : )
Any other “numbers” of life in DC you’re interested in hearing about?! Were any of these numbers surprising? What is the longest you’ve lived anywhere? I’d love to hear!