These all were important and memorable years in American History. We remember some of the above because of tragedy and some because of triumph. In some of those years, there was both.
2011 marks an important year. Some see it as a dreaded 10th anniversary of terror and tragedy.
For me I choose to remember 2001 differently. 2001 was the year I remember embracing adulthood and moving to work in Scotland. I took risks. I became a Young Life Leader. I was robbed. One of my best friends got married. One of my other great friends and I went on an amazing golfing roadtrip through the southeast. When I finally began a “real” job that year, It became evident that the world was changing faster than ever before for me. Looking back, it was an special year with many ups and downs.
It is important to remember the experiences, appreciate the fruit and learn from our years.
Today in 2011, I am hopeful. I will experience the date 11/11/11, make new friends, and spend more time with family. I am enthused about my job as this is the most exciting time in publishing since Gutenberg invented the printing press. I am even convinced that there will be hardships and mistakes.
In the end, we will triumph.
PS Have hope because according to Back to the Future Part II, in just 4 years we’re supposed to be flying around in our cars. Good Lord, help me. My daughters will be 16 in no time.