Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hurricane Katrina : 2 Year Anniversary

I can't believe that its been 2 years... it seems like 10. I think about what has happened since Katrina hit and in looking back at all the events that took place, 10 years at least should have passed. Then I think about actual moments of evacuating, then coming back into the city that looked like a war zone and when I close my eyes to remember what that was like, it seems like yesterday.

August 29th will be a day that will stick with me forever. Last year, I wrote this post -Hurricane Katrina : 1 Year Anniversary - and after re-reading it, it again struck me how far we have all come from one year ago.

This year, I don't want to post any pictures of the past because its just too hard to look at still and from here on out, I just want to focus on all the good things that have happened because of Katrina. I am so proud of all of my friends and family who used Katrina as a positive to follow their dreams and for some of us, we needed a "Katrina" to help give us the courage to do some of the things we are doing.

Some of us reacted right away, some of us left months or a year later, some stayed to try and rebuild and some of us are still trying to figure it out (actually, aren't all of us?) but no matter where you are mentally, emotionally and physically- everyone who has been affected by Katrina has a special place in my heart. Here in LA, I find myself looking for signs on whether I should be here or not, but when I think about all the people here who have some connection to New Orleans that have come into my life and have helped me tremendously, I am just happy and grateful to have them all here. Some may not know that they have helped me as much as they have, but maybe I just need to do a better job telling them. I actually don't know what I would do without them all- my support system here.. and you know who you are.

I am sure that there are going to be a ton of specials tonight on this second year anniversary of Katrina and I haven't decided on whether I am going to watch or not- I have a feeling it will be inevitable.

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