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Tomorrow, as everyone knows - because the media can't help but remind us constantly - marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I have nothing to say about the horrific events of that day. Of course, I remember where I was, the emotions, etc. With all due respect to the people who lost their lives that day, I don't feel a need to relive those events.

The media bombardment about 9/11 serves a different purpose for me. It makes me think about where I was ten years ago and where I am now, and what happened in between to get me to those places. Ten years ago, I was practicing law and completely miserable. I'd been doing it for over a year and felt like I'd made a terrible mistake. I was single, with no prospects. rosepurr and I hadn't even met yet, I think, or if we had, it was only a relatively brief (and probably drunken) encounter. I was at least forty pounds heavier, completely isolated and inactive.

Here I am today - married (5 years already), much happier (though ready for a new job), slimmer. I've run a marathon, something I couldn't even fathom then. I still run often. I eat better and am much healthier. I'm much happier in this job than that one. I've taken up the guitar and ballroom dancing (I don't believe I've mentioned this before, but rosepurr started classes about a month ago). But most of all, I'm more comfortable in my own skin. Perhaps more so than I've ever been.

Ten years is a long time, and yet when I see those pictures of smoke rolling off the Towers, it's like it was just a heartbeat. The world changed that day. It took me a bit longer. I don't know if the world is better now for two wars and the lessons of that day. But I feel like I'm better.

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madisonrose
Sep. 9th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Yea! for being comfortable in your own skin (and our family :) )
thndrstd
Sep. 12th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
YAY indeed!
readingthedark
Sep. 10th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
Bravo. Thanks for writing this. Well-timed inspiration.
thndrstd
Sep. 12th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.
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