Where Were You?

Today I have the distinct honor of guest posting for Alissa at Have Stroller, Will Travel for her series, “Where Were You on 9/11”?

I remember being so young and naive at the time that I wasn’t even sure what the Twin Towers were when someone told me the news.

I was a first year teacher.  A long-term substitute, actually.

I was fresh out of college.

The world was supposed to be open and great with endless possibilities.

But that Tuesday changed things for America.

Come read my small story of being a 22 year old in Michigan–so far from the tragedy, yet touched so deeply.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I was a 2nd year teacher in Arlington – just a couple of miles from the Pentagon. And all of a sudden I was in charge of 25 scared 7th-graders, some who had parents working at the Pentagon. I’ve never been so scared. Ever.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your story. Our stories of where we were that day unite us even 10 years later. I suspect they always will.