My Journey: From 9/11 to Hope, Happiness and Building a Normal Life.
Welcome to my website! A site that I originally began around the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but now is just my marker on the web. Despite what has been lost… This journey called life has been filled with challenges, self-discovery, and a deep appreciation for the power of hope and resilience.
The Early Days
Born and raised on Long Island, the backyard of New York City, I was a wide-eyed child with dreams as big as the skyscrapers that surrounded me. The Twin Towers, iconic symbols of the city, stood tall and proud, a testament to human achievement and ambition. Little did I know that those very towers would play a profound role in shaping my life.
9/11: A Day That Changed Everything
As the sun rose on that fateful September morning, our world was forever changed. The attacks on the Twin Towers shook the city to its core, and the shockwaves reverberated around the globe. I was just starting out my career in NYC at the time, really just getting started with my little life before our worlds got completely turned upside down.
On this day, in the midst of chaos and confusion, New Yorkers, one and all, came together to offer support, comfort, and hope to those affected. This pivotal moment flipped the switch on a light bulb in my head — and a desire to understand what really went on that day.
The Path Forward
In the years that followed, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery. So many of us lost friends and loved ones that day and I always wonder what life would have been like if this event did not happen. Despite this experience, I witnessed the incredible strength of the human spirit, even in these darkest of times.
Education and Growth
9/11 ultimately forced me to re-evalute my direction in life and I decided to go back to school and finish my business degree, something that I had left unfinished due to my many promotions in my previous life. As I pursued my education, I became increasingly passionate about understanding the complex issues surrounding global conflicts, terrorism, and the importance of fostering unity and empathy. Being in the backyard of NYC I briefly dabbled in Occupy Wall Street with their vision of building a new world but their tactics left something to be desired.
Meanwhile, back in the real business world I was introduced to the ever growing Chinese presence, a major Chinese city in our backyard of Queens, and the growing population of border crossers who were infiltrating all the local small businesses on Long Island. It seemed we were being invaded very slowly and the general public did not know it.
The Birth of This Website
This website is a culmination of my experiences, my education, and my unwavering belief in the power of hope and resilience. It serves as a platform for me to share my insights about what is going on around me and I am not alone. Through articles, resources, and through the works of others like me, I hope to wake a few people up. All is not what it seems on this world.
I am currently no longer a resident of NYC. I put NYC behind me in 2017. I now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. Life has calmed down quite a bit and I have regained my health and well being for the most part. I am still working on getting back many parts of my life that were lost on 9/11. Time heals all wounds.
Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to sharing more stories, experiences, and insights…
Praying for Peace,