Being from the DC area is a strange thing because it’s a place built entirely on people moving here from elsewhere, often on a temporary basis. Striving, go-getting people.
What is the macro culture of the DC suburbs, of people who just happened to grow up here, who don’t identify at all with the work-forever-always-grinding lifestyle?
i was convinced there was a better world outside of DC. but after living in various not-DCs for years, i couldn’t shake that feeling that DC was awesome and I was a fool to have left the area. There was just nothing like stepping off the plane at national and sashaying through the glass and yellow arches of the atrium, walking as fast as I could to le metro to whisk me back to civilization.