I’m not sure why people need to be reminded never to forget, because those images are burned into my memory. I’ll never forget where I was or the days, weeks, months after that as we all dealt with the aftermath of some shit head’s decision to make a point.
What I will continue to do though is be thankful that I wasn’t directly affected that day. That I was incredibly lucky not to have lost anyone to the tragedy.
I will be thankful to the troops who continue to serve and all those who were affected to grieve however they find fitting.
I will say happy birthday to friends whose day was scarred and wish them lots of tasty beer and scantily clad women with questionable morals.
I will do my laundry and clean my apartment as a testament that life does in fact go on.
I will worry about The Bro and others who are serving active duty until they are home on American soil.
I will crochet, bake, nap and maybe even do some yoga today.
I will be sad that family and friends have lost, but I would be sad for them regardless of how they lost.
I will continue to live my life as a fuck you to the shit heads in the world who want to see America fall.
I will not give in.
You might wonder why I’m sharing a picture of me on a pole, suspended in midair with my legs crossed in front of me. Well, I share that because I can. They might have tried, but they did not take our lives away. They just changed them. We get to choose if we allow that. I’m choosing not to. [Photo not included today]
What do you choose?
While today looks a little differently than last year, I will continue to live my life as a giant f* you to the people in this world who hate our freedoms.
Instead I will celebrate. I will celebrate my freedoms, the lives that were lost and the people who have and continue to fight to keep it this way.
Today I celebrate Life, Love, and the Liberties we are afforded in this country. Will you join me? What do you celebrate?
***In a bit of normalcy, come back later to see what’s in my pretty new green bag. Oh yeah, it’s one of those fluffy posts.***