Twelve years ago, I stood in the Astrodome for the first time and began a long weekend of attempting to care.
I wrote and published my first article after that weekend. I’m a little embarrassed by the words I wrote then, but I still remember what I felt when I typed those words. I remember how it felt to walk in, adrenalin pumping, ready and eager to help, so desperate to do something and so sure I could.
I learned a few things that weekend, but I learned a lot more in the years after.