I’m a Hokie (I graduated in 2004, my brother in 2003, and my husband in 2000) and as for all the other Hokies around the world and everyone else with half a heart it has been a very trying week. I brought my gym clothes to work on Monday but didn’t make it to the gym until today. It has been really tough. I picked up my new bike on Tuesday in hopes that I would feel better. It’s been a good distraction but I still haven’t ridden it yet. Tomorrow should be nice out so I hope to get some riding in before going to Boston this weekend. I really wish we weren’t going out of town this weekend. Emotionally, I’m not sure that I’m ready. I’ve worked the past two days from home. I really needed yesterday but today I decided to stay home since most of my coworkers were elsewhere today anyway. I’ve stayed away from the coverage the past few days which really helps. I have a lot of unshed tears behind my eyes that threaten to come out while reading about the victims. Here they come again . . . I’ve never been so proud to be a Hokie. I’ve been wearing my Tech gear all week and can’t wait to proudly wear it to work tomorrow. God Bless the Hokies and all the Hokies at heart!
I’m a Hokie April 19, 2007