Today, I spent most of the day hopping from airport to airport. When I was on my connecting flight to South Carolina, I sat next to these two young kids. It was a male and female, maybe 18 or 19 years old. They were heading to Fort Jackson for training to join the National Guard.
As I was talking to the two, they asked a lot questions. Questions like, if I went to college, my major and the career I chose. When I told them that I do marketing at foreclosure.com and a journalist for the Examiner.com, the male responded with the most flattering response. He said, “Wow, are you like some celebrity? Am I sitting next to someone famous?”
I laughed and said not quite. We went on to talk about a few things and had a nice conversation for the short flight from Atlanta, GA to Columbia, SC. His questions reminded me of myself when I got out of high school. Someone looking for that perfect path for their future.
I asked so many questions to people who were established. That was the time in my life when I was still trying to find myself. It was great to see someone so young who wants to do something. I hope the two make it through bootcamp and come back ready to take on the world.
Well, I am heading to bed. I wanted to touch on all the people who I met today. However, I am exhausted and going to catch up with this later. Until then, wish this city girl good luck in South Carolina for the next few days.