Though today is almost over, I couldn't help but think about this day 10 years ago.
10 Year Ago...
- I was 15.
- A sophomore in high school and on the dance team.
- Thought that when I grew up I'd be the editor of a magazine somewhere bigger than my small hometown.
- Was just getting started in dating the 'bad boys.'
- Thought that being an adult would be easy.
I woke up that Tuesday morning just like it was any other day. Said my daily, "I hate school. why do I have to go", went to my locker, and made it to first period. English class. A little later a friend named Taylor walked in the room and said that a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers in NYC. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what he meant. A plane? We turned on the and the second plane had his the second tower. We all sat in silence. The bell rang and we went to our next class. Some of my classmates in the hallway knew what was going on, some hadn't heard, some teachers knew, some hadn't heard. We all ran into our U.S. History class and begged our teacher to turn on the TV. We saw the towers collapse.
Our history teacher went to the office because he had received a phone call. Our guidance counselor came in to watch the class. He turned down the TV and started to talk. He somberly looked at everyone in the class and said that this would forever change our history. Life as we know it would change forever. Some of us in the class would go to fight this war. I remember watching the TV and hearing him speak, but I don't remember anything else. I don't remember what anyone said to me that morning or what else was happening. I just remember being very silent.
10 Years Later...
- I'm 25.
- At the end of my fourth year of my professional working career.
- Currently I do social media/communications for a non-profit.
- Completely over dating the bad boys.
- Realized that being an adult isn't always easy.
This morning I woke up and watched some of the Sept. 11 coverage. I watched as the victims family members read allowed the names of those who lost their lives that day. I watched as so many people remembered the pain and fear from so long ago. I sat on my couch and just sat in silence.
I feel so very fortunate for everything in my life. We can't be promised tomorrow but we must be thankful for today.