Ramble Redhead Blog

September 11th, 2007

September 11th Continued

Posted by admin in 9/11, running

Never forgetThis entry is to talk about the rest of day and it was quiet for the most part and I was able to see a few accounts with some sales nothing major. Afterwards, I went back to the hotel and had a long talk with Joe and he is such a great guy to me and truly love him with all my heart. We talked about what we were going to do to celebrate our 1st year together and we might have a small party to celebrate. The big day will be October 6th and hope to have a quiet night with him and hope we record a show for the podcast as well.

The other thing I did tonight is hit the treadmill again and did a few miles and happy to say I did complete the fastest mile based on the history of using my ipod nano and nike+ sensor and have done over 90 miles since I have started using it. I am really hoping my new goal will be met and I will be able to reach the goals I hope to accomplish. I have to be honest and say I have had some bad days with mixed emotions on my life, my work, my family etc. It wasn’t until I did a presentation for work with a group of people and I brought up the point on how we all must appreciate the good things we have in our lives. As I talked about this this woman sitting in the front row began to cry and it really touched me as I guessed she was doing the same as I was. After that meeting I sat in my vehicle and thought about all the things I have in my life and began to realized how selfish I was being. I made a call to Joe and thanked him once again for his love and his support and would like to take this moment to thank you for taking the time to not only listening to me ramble but take the time to read this as well.

Tonight I felt really good and know the exercise is the reason why – so give it a try if you are feeling poopy. It will help in so many ways – remember to take the time to do something for yourself – you are worth it! :)

September 11th, 2007

Remembering September 11

Posted by admin in 9/11, World Trade Center

I woke up six years ago getting ready for work and jumped into my car and was listening to a talk station out Chicago. It was an bizarre moment when I heard about a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I instantly thought that it was a small plane and thought how tragic that would be – not knowing that in fact it was a much larger plane and minutes later as I walked into my offce and watched the second plane hit the other tower. I stood there with my two coworkers stunned as the coverage continued and I never felt such anger as I did that morning.

At the time I was in the Air Force Reserves and knew my life would completly change after this day. Only 8 days later, I received the call to report to my base and I did without any hesitation at all. Hundreds of people were instantly activated and sent all over the world. Just as the lives of those tragically killed that day were affected so were thousands of military, police, fireman, etc would be as well. I proudly served my country and would do it again if needed.

I would like to send thoughts and prayers to all of those the families and hope we take a moment to remember this day and how our lives will never be the same.