I love working on Capitol Hill but it definitely drains you. Everyone you work with is highly qualified for their job and you are constantly being judged for how you act, the way you talk, and
even how you dress on the hill. You need to find a hobby that you can do in the city. There are beautiful jogging and bike trails and of course sightseeing to do. But there’s also gyms, dance
classes, basketball teams you can sign up for, and the NBA stadium. Here are some ways to make your life enjoyable when “ The Hill” is to much for you:
1. Go out and do things by yourself or even ask a coworker to show you around.
2. Pick an activity that you never tried before. Let yourself grow with all the new experiences in D.C. because your time is short.
3. Be adventurous! Learn the quality of life.
4. Lastly, make sure you can find some alone time. The Hill gets hard and you might forget why the reason you signed up in the first place. I was always in shock that I was in Washington D.C., the Capital of the United States of America, working for a Congressman!
Office of Congressman Louie Gohmert
Washington, D.C. | spring 2020