These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, but I am coming to enjoy the fast paced life of the city. For being as large as it is, D.C. is quite charming and welcoming. I am starting to feel at home here, which can be attributed to my growing confidence in my navigation abilities.
There's all kinds of people and all kinds of places to see when you're a physicist. Maybe I haven't quite earned that title in it's entirety yet, but when I'm reminded of my place here it makes the effort all the more worth it to strive for that.
This past week has been probably my least exciting week to report so far. For the first time, I spent all five days in the office. I have been hard at work at developing lessons for a K-8 Waves and Sound Workshop to be held in Cincinnati this July.
This week has been absolutely packed full of activities. Last weekend was DC pride, which was an amazing experience. My intern host, The Optical Society, is along the parade route, so they hosted a pride party and invited all the SPS interns.
This week was my first full week on the job and I absolutely loved it. I am starting to make progress on my project, which is super encouraging. I have already learned so much, even though this is only the second week.
It is the end of my first full week at The Optical Society (OSA). So far I absolutely love my team members, as well as all the staff at OSA. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly and I feel like I have worked here for much longer than a week and a half.