"real" job. I work at a local government on energy policy.
I grew up outside Philadelphia, moved down to the DC area for grad school (UMD), and I've stayed for AmeriCorps and now this position. I really enjoy living in a walkable city with so many options, even though I'm still adjusting to some things about it... no one's from here and there's not much local pride which is a huge thing in Philly. Oh, and the hipsters can get a little annoying.
While my career is important to me I try to maintain a healthy
balance- I spend my free time hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, and generally trying to experience and learn about as many new things as I can.