I’m currently on a Delta 757-200 out of Reagan, hurtling my way towards home from the comfort of my first class seat. I’ve got my ipod, a banana, and some ginger ale, and life is good. Oh, but I’m also on my laptop, writing this post while facebook chatting. To someone in Africa. Technology completely blows my mind sometimes.
I have a lot to share about my trip to D.C., the time I spent with Natalie, and the incredible interview I had with a former Air Force JAG who might be an invaluable resource on my job search. I came into this trip with a lot of questions, and came out with not one, but two career fields completely mapped out for me.
Right now, though, all I want to say is that the sun coming up over the Potomac was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Watching that golden light reflect all the way through the high glass domes of Reagan, and bounce off the planes as they taxied out, made me stop in my tracks for a moment and just breathe. There’s something I love about the rush of traveling and the excitement (and stress) of flying standby, but there’s also something really enjoyable about mornings like these….where I wake up an hour and a half before my flight, hop over to the airport, saunter slowly through security and settle into a first-class seat. And when that gives me time to watch the sunrise (and smile at the united plane that passed me by just as I was gazing out the window), it’s even better.