Life as a Legislative Page Pt. 4


Jackson and I take our daily reading time to get away from the constant conversations.

Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor

With the session scheduled to end on April 28, business at The Capitol is coming to an end. 

It is truly up in the air if the session will end when it is scheduled to. I was just asked last week if I would be willing to work past my contracted days, which I definitely agreed to. 

What I did not expect when I imagined the end of sessions is the absolute, complete boredom that has overcome the pages and me. 

Since most of the highly anticipated bills have been debated, there are fewer lobbyists wanting to contact legislators and most committees have ceased their meetings. 

I have been spending my days reading, looking out the window, sitting on the floor, slowly losing my sanity and getting to know the other pages a little too well. 

It is very easy to tell the difference between the senior pages and the junior pages. The junior pages can not seem to understand why we seniors are so anxious to get done with this job, but that is probably because they are not graduating. 

This job is still definitely a dream, but there I feel that I have overstayed my welcome.