1. We’re not all lobbyists or lawyers.
Kind of. While there are a lot of both in D.C., the city is thriving with military, artists, teachers, chefs, and every other type of tradesperson too. But when someone you just met asks: “What law firm does your dad work at?” It’s kind of a joke and kind of not. The District has some of the best law schools in the country, and a lot of men and women choose to stay after they graduate because the pay is at the top of the scale.