I moved to NYC mere weeks before the towers fell. I knew no one, save a couple of co-workers at the Times Square Planet Hollywood where I'd started as a waitress. I had only my cat, three suitcases, and a will to make it in the best city in the world. The world I knew screeched to a halt that day. I am forever marked by 9/11/2001. And I will forever remember what our city/our country lost that dark day. I am not the same wide-eyed Midwestern gal I was on 9/10. On 9/11, I became a New Yorker. I resolved to stay no matter what and to do my part to make this city an even better place. Taking a moment to reflect and remember today.