It’s Day 6. This morning I felt like Washington was growing in me. Waking up, getting ready, grabbing something hot to drink on the way to work, and walking to work on rush-hour traffic. Observing how pedestrians abide to the traffic rules, and only cross when the timer for pedestrians starts – the timer tells you how many seconds you have to cross and you know best not to cross if you only have 5seconds left. That’s because apparently drivers here have no mercy for pedestrians crossing the road when it’s not their turn to do so. Maybe because they are stressed and late and even more stressed because they are late. Kkkk.
At mid-day we went to a bus tour through Washington’s monuments. My highlight was definetly the White House. The White House is quite small from the outside though, there is a lot of police, lots of tourists taking pictures and two fences to bar you from getting closer to the House and a huge garden inside the two fenced area with the house in the middle. Standing in front of the White House – as close as possible to the second outside fence, I knew for sure this was a product (actually just one of the products) of my parents dreams for me and my siblings through all the sacrifices they made for us. I felt blessed, I felt present, I felt alive, I felt full circle, I felt like I could do anything and be anything I set my mind to. In this moment I felt like we had truly made it and it was all worthed and that there was so much more to come. I can’t wait!