Into the Fire

… from one extreme to another

I’m going to school. University, I guess. Granted I am nowhere near Virginia, nor was I nowhere near Dawson College back in September. I am in no way, shape or form related to Virgina Tech or Dawson College, save for living in Montgomery County back in the 90s. But I am a student – I am a part of the university and college community here,there and everywhere.

And I’m going to school.

Back in September my college issued a statement regarding the Dawson College rampage, saying that they had a contingency plan in case of emergencies like this. Which got me thinking then and now – after waking up to the news on the radio, on the television, on the front covers of the Citizen, Sun, Metro, and 24 (hours & heures)… how sad it is that in 2007 we even have to have a plan in place for the potential of mass murder in an institution for higher learning. It just doesn’t make any sense to me…

But I have an exam to write today – much like those students did too. And I am not going to let the images and talk of fear prevent me from getting my degree… or getting anything else in life that I really want. So I am going to school; and I am going to the gym; and I am going.

I hope you are too.


~ by Carrie on April 17, 2007.

4 Responses to “Into the Fire”

  1. Atta girl!

  2. Thanks Ruby!!

  3. Love the empowering thoughts!

  4. Thanks Desiree!!

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