There are several youtubers that I love watching. There is a channel for every topic you could think of. Depending on the mood I am in at the time, I can always find a channel that lets me watch whatever I feel like. However, there is one youtuber that stands out to me above the rest. He’s one that I can watch and always find myself laughing with, despite how I may be feeling. But more than that, I can relate to him on a more personal level. This incredible youtuber is Steve Terreberry, better known as Stevie T.
One of my life-long dreams is finally coming true. I am getting to host a dinner party and invite whoever I want to it. There are so many that I have always wanted to sit down with and talk to. This is a chance of a lifetime, and I want to make sure everything is ready for it.
It started off as a typical Tuesday morning for me. I was fifteen years old and a freshman in high school. I was sitting in my first period civics class preparing for a test the next morning. Suddenly the principal came over the loudspeaker announcing a plane crash that had just taken place. President Bush had asked for the nation to stop and say a prayer for the lives that were lost. I was confused at first, plane crashes, although very tragic, was not an uncommon thing. We didn’t realize it at that moment, but this was not just a typical plane crash. As we were able to gather more information, it became clear that nothing would be the same for our country, for mankind. The day, September 11, 2001, would forever go down in our history books as the day that we were attacked by terrorists. Nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost when those planes hit the trade center.
A few weeks ago, the world was introduced to a new threat that quickly spread throughout. It was in the form of a virus, COVID-19, or the commonly referred term, coronavirus. I remember watching the reports on tv, and not really giving it much thought at the time. Afterall, it wasn’t the first time that new viruses were discovered. It would cause concern as doctors and the public struggled to study them, and then there would be a way to stop it from spreading. However, in this case, that wasn’t the situation. As everyone tried to understand what was going on, it was being spread from city to city, country to country.
In all of our lives, we are faced with obstacles that seem to come when we least expect it. I’ve been through a lot during my life, from the time I was a young child. For the most part, I feel as though I have made it through pretty well. That is, I’m still functioning with what I would like to still think of as an optimistic attitude. However, inside I feel what I don’t share with others, and that is the scars that have collected through it all. Many times I hold up a smile to mask the tears behind it. I write to let my feelings out a bit, and now, I share those feelings with you.