As I sat on my overstuffed suitcase to zip it up, the reality that I would be in D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration Seminar finally set in. I had not been overly nervous up until that moment when what seemed a dream became a reality. I was going to be in our nation’s capital for the first time in my life by tomorrow. Being able to visit such a place during a historical moment in the making is certainly a blessing.
I have always had a love for history, so being able to attend this seminar is nothing short of a wonderful opportunity. As I learned that I had been given this chance to be in the middle of this historical event, I thought about being able to tell my future students about how I was actually there during one of the most important times in American history. As a future social studies teacher, I realized that being able to tell students of an eyewitness account of a historical event is a unique opportunity that not many people can say they have been given.
All I can say for this upcoming week is that it is truly an exciting experience to be had. I feel truly blessed to be given the chance to visit D.C. for the first time, and to visit during such an exciting event as the Presidential Inauguration.