I'm a freelance writer and former high school English teacher who got tired of dealing with overbearing parents and left teaching three years ago. I often visit my family in Michigan, so my home is available at various times throughout the year.
In 1990, I came to DC to attend GWU, graduated, and left DC for about 10 years. During that interval, I lived in Thailand, New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Egypt. Some highlights of my travels include being chased by a monkey in Thailand, seeing the pyramids in Egypt, and being spat on by a shaman in Peru.
I returned to DC eight years ago and have lived on Capitol Hill for the past four years. I feel like I'm finally setting down some roots, but I'm always up for a trip somewhere, whether it's a few days in New York to attend the US Open or a weekend in Boston, visiting friends.
I love this neighborhood because it feels like a small community, complete with great coffee shops and restaurants as well as friendly neighbors and wonderful outdoor spaces.