When 9/11 happened, I was a couple weeks shy of turning twelve. I was young but that tragic event caused me to become aware of politics and the world around me. By the time I was thirteen, I was already including political ideas in my schoolwork. As I got older I started reading political books and news stories. I’m now in my early twenties and have continued to keep my interest in the events taking place in the United States and around the world. I currently work in retail and am working on a degree in early childhood education. I have decided to create this blog to document what a person like me encounters in my day-to-day life and what I see going on in the world.