One year ago, I said yes and took the biggest leap of faith of my life.
Exactly one year ago, I permanently joined #TeamDutch
and began working on Capitol Hill for @dutchruppersberger
to do what I’ve always loved: help people.
Words cannot describe how influential the past year has been. For the past year, I have woken up every day excited to serve the constituents of #MD02
. Every day, I go to work along side people that I truly look up to. Every day, I get to look out the office window and see the United States Capitol. I close my eyes at the end of every day eternally grateful for this opportunity.
The people I have met, the things I have learned, the stories I have listened to, and the experiences I have had are truly life changing - it’s inspiring, to say the least.
Over the past year, I have also had two major emergency surgeries. And #TeamDutch
has supported me through every second of it. After one of my surgeries, I sat in my hospital bed in tears and feeling like I had let my team down. They sent me flowers, chicken nuggets, and a type of support that I was not expecting, but needed. When asked what I could do for work while bed bound, his answer: “rest and heal.” I work for a man who genuinely understands the battles I face with my spinal fusions - and there’s something special about that. (we also cannot sit next to each other because neither of us can turn our spines)
Quite often, you hear horror stories surrounding “politics” - but let me tell you, joining this team has been the best decision of my entire life. ・
To keep things short, the last thing I’ll say is that the next time you hear, “How can Dutch help you?” he means it. We mean it. One year ago, I was given the opportunity to join a Congressman and Team who selflessly serve day in and day out. I’ve never felt more at home.
Here’s to one year down and many more in the future. #GoDutch
((and, yes, this picture is terrible quality - and, yes, as someone who works in digital comms it pains me - but hey, this is my favorite picture))