Moving in Circles in the City

Despite the often wandering tendencies of this nomad, I’ve actually been in the same apartment that we bought for the last five years. Certainly the longest I’ve lived anywhere since being a kid.

We now just moved a whooping four blocks away to our new place. I realized when tracking our patterns within the district, that we’ve stayed within a very close circle since I’ve been in DC. We first moved seven blocks, then five blocks, and now four blocks closer to where we started. While we might be getting closer to where we started, it still feels like we’ve progressed a great deal without moving too far.

The amazing thing in the city is that you move four blocks, and your whole world changes. New stores, new streets you walk on, basically a whole different routine. Never underestimate what a difference a few blocks might make!

Walking to work yesterday with the marvelous weather in Washington, before it dropped thirty degrees this morning, I was struck by the beauty of the city and how much I truly love it.

I particularly love walking to work. People often are taken aback when I say that I walk over 1.5 miles to and then from work every day. It is so much a part of my routine that I could imagine not doing it. I end up taking the bus maybe once or twice a month, but otherwise I marvel at how great the city is.

As much as I love to travel, it is also great to have a place to call home. Though I certainly am deeply attached to my original home of Oregon, I can’t help but have a place in my heart for Washington.

Happy Spring,



  1. 'Drea on April 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    That’s a great picture and more of us should walk to work…

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