DC is conservative, suffocating and very square, but with good friends even the uneventful days are good days.


DC has been good to me these past two years. Much of that has to do with the friends I’ve made and less to do with the city itself. And this week was certainly uneventful compared to the b-school life we’ve been so accustomed to these past two years.

Monday: Brunch at Founding Farmers, one of the best places to eat in DC, to kick off Memorial Day.

Tuesday: Kayaking on the Potomac to release some of my pent up energy from not going a mile a minute.

Wednesday: Morning rooftop yoga to relieve the soreness from kayaking the day before.

Thursday: Birthday Dinner at Zaytinya, great place for delicious Turkish tapas.

Friday: Birthday/graduation/new job/farewell celebration

Saturday: Birthday/graduation/new job/farewell celebration (part deux)

Sunday: Recovery mode

Kicking off #MemorialDay with some delicious French toast. #nomnomnom #dceats #foodporn

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#Kayaking on the #Potomac. #DCadventures #thegoodlife

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Crashing kayaks makes it so much more fun! #DCadventures #Potomac #summertime

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Monica reflects on her travels by sharing her thoughts on A Cup of Moca. She writes about her journey as she experiences the destination to encourage others to marinate in the moment instead of just checking things off a bucket list.