As a proud born-and-raised Washingtonian, and almost life ling resident, I have witnessed DC through an ever-changing scope. This city has an almost indescribable aura and resolve, that attracts and captivates those who are fortunate to call it home. There is never a dull moment in DC, whether good or bad. Regardless of all the great restaurants, fascinating museums, or awe-inspiring monuments, it is the diverse array of inhabitants, who collectively create a unique and. a welcoming community unlike any other. I am happy to call this city home, and I hope to do so for many years to come!

We move around a lot, and DC is the first place I've ever felt immediately and warmly welcomed. The people here are so diverse, unique, and open - I feel like I'm a part of a community here and I truly love this city.

Although this great city does not fully represent the feelings of our Nation, it definitely represents the love and helpful compassion that our Nation should strive to achieve. From restaurants to retail, small business to corporations, owners to employees, and all who lie in between, we will always have open arms and hearts for those who wish to spread love. Wishing the best to a new year full of love, inspiration, and compromised differences for all. May we all find happiness.