Coming to D.C. for an internship is daunting but thrilling. Especially, when like me, you arrive in a big city you’ve never been to before and will be living with people you have never met. Little did I know that the girls of 434 would soon become lifelong friends almost instantaneously. The directors of the program, Erin and Stephanie, said before coming to D.C. that they had great luck in the past with assigning roommates. I can say that they hit the pot of gold with their assignments this summer. Devin, Ryleigh, Payton, and I have become inseparable in the big city. As a cherry on top, Devin and I have the exact same birthday, the odds being the same as becoming best friends with your randomly assigned roommates…These girls have become not only my biggest support system but also a piece of home while being 1,425 miles from College Station. In just four weeks we have braved the metro system, explored the National Mall at night, and visited the Virginia beaches. Between endless laughter and sweet conversations, these girls have quickly become lifelong friends, and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the summer holds for us! So if you’re nervous as I was about being away from home with new people, trust the process. Plus you never know, your future best friends may just be a few feet away!
Office of Congressman Pete Sessions
Washington, D.C. | Summer 2021