So here I am...(rather than the preferred story-telling beginning of "so there I was...")
Day Three of working for MI went very well. I like the hotel very very much and the people there are incredibly welcoming, friendly and fun. We've been having a good time and I've definitely been learning A LOT. It's an interesting transition going from a private hotel to the biggest hotel in this city! I wish it was a little more hands-on, but I know I need to be patient and learn more about the gargantuan place before being front and center.
Other than work, life is good. I've been frequenting the vinyasa yoga studio about 5 blocks from here regularly and have been enjoying it. Last night, I didn't want to stay in Adams Morgan, so I set out to Dupont and walked around a bit. It was a good idea to get out of the neighborhood and spread my wings a bit. I found the salon I'm going to tomorrow for a desperately needed haircut and also the Bikram yoga studio. I'm still a little scared of the 105 degree temperature in the room for that yoga, but I'm gonna try it. I'll never know (or grow) unless I try it! After my Dupont exploration, I found myself at the Cathderal of St. Matthew which is absolutely stunning! Mass had just ended so I went inside to pray for a bit, and was overwhelmed by the beauty of it. Talked to Gashwin for a bit and then met up with Nauru for dinner at Mexicali. It was quite delicious and, as always, good company. We hung out for awhile just talking and enjoying the gorgeous night.
Tonight I am laying low. It's been go go go! since arriving, and I am looking forward to just chillin'. Plus, getting up at 5:30 a.m. every day this week is starting to catch up with me! Tonight it's in for dinner and maybe a movie or something.
Tomorrow is work, haircut, and then who knows what. I definitely miss having my nights constantly planned out and friends always on-call (or calling me), but this is good for me. It's allowing me more time to think, pray, write, read and just BE.