D.C. January 24, 2017
13 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From Washington DC Has Thought At Least Once
People in DC may love to complain about living in DC, but in our hearts, we really do love it. However, DC is a transient city where many of us come and go. While you may enjoy never dealing with hordes of tourists, traffic or taxation without representation, you will probably think about DC every now and then. You may even miss some things. Here are 13 things everyone who has moved away from Washington DC has thought at least once.
1. “It’s so hard to find a good Ethiopian restaurant.”
You might have never had Ethiopian food before you came here but you will crave it after you leave.
2. “No moonlight stroll is as nice as the one through the monuments.”
The monuments and memorials in the evening are actually one of the most moving and awe-inspiring sights.
3. “People don’t have neighborhood pride like they do in DC.”
People don’t identify with their neighborhoods like they do in DC.
4. “I feel so overdressed.”
You’ll realize how nice it was that business casual was the go-to for everyone in the district.
5. “I can’t believe people expect me to go to work with a little bit of snow on the ground.”
There is no lower bar for snow days than there is in DC. Yes, people expect you to drive when there is a quarter of an inch of snow on the ground.
6. “That piece of pizza is nothing compared to a jumbo slice.”
Other places try to do Jumbo slice but it’s just not the same.
7. “Spring just is not the same.”
You will miss the cherry blossoms and wonder why you didn’t risk the crowds of tourists to take more photos of them.
8. “It was nice how passionate people in DC were.”
People in DC may love to debate and argue their point, but they all cared deeply and had passion for their causes.
9. “I can’t believe I have to pay to go to a museum.”
You’ll be slightly offended at how much money you need to spend on culture.
10. “Wow, DC really is expensive.”
However, you might realize that it’s not the norm to pay $1,700 a month for a studio apartment.
11. “What do you mean I shouldn’t take public transportation?”
The Metro is actually really convenient and super clean (even when it runs late).
12. “I miss being so close to so many awesome day trip.”
You probably won’t be a few hours from more cities, mountains, beaches, lakes, the country and historical sights like you were in DC.
13. “I wish I had taken advantage of all DC had to offer while I was there.”
Because even though it can be exhausting, stressful and expensive: DC is an absolutely amazing place to live.
This is true about DC, whether you live here for years or months, you will never forget it!