Just spoke to a woman who seemed pretty awesome. She’s looking to return to school and complete her BA after 35-40 years since leaving school, in which time she joined FDNY, met her husband on the job, and retired. She was initially going to school to be a teacher, but chose a different path. She said she was among the first group of women to join the FDNY. As we were talking she mention how her and her husband were both at Ground Zero on 9/11 and hadn’t spoken to eachother. They both made it out safe.
The only reason this story is important is because it helped me to remember what’s important on a day when I’m struggling through the workday. Always be grateful for what you have, the ones you love, the ones that love you, and that life is what you make it!