It was October when I first heard about the disappearance of Morgan Harrington. Morgan was a 20 year old student attending Virginia Tech. One night her and her friends went to a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, VA. I’m not too sure about all of the details, but Morgan went outside the arena by herself and she was never seen again. On Tuesday of this week, nearly 100 days after going missing, police found her skeletal remains. I don’t know about you guys, but stories like this really mess me up. As of now, there are no leads as to who murdered this beautiful, innocent girl. I can’t stand reading about tragedies like this. I get sick to my stomach thinking about the evil in this world. Why do people steal lives?!?! I have no idea if my reactions are normal, but every time I read stories like this I get really angry. And not just like Oh-poor-thing-that’s-awful angry. I get If-I-could-I’d-kick-that-killer’s-butt-from-here-to-Timbuktu angry. I know there is a reason for why I get this way, I just haven’t fully figured it out yet.
It’s girls like Morgan who inspire me to build Serenity Self Defense into a no cost safety/training program. I can’t tell you how many times I racked my brain thinking about what happened to Morgan. “What if she would have known how to defend herself??? What if she would of had a weapon???” I know that in every situation self defense may not always help, but I have to believe that it can. Even if it only helps out in one violent situation that makes it more than worth it. In about a month my wedding will have come and gone. I plan on devoting all of my current wedding planning time to building Serenity SD. Anyone who would like to get involved please let me know. I plan on having a brainstorming meeting in April. In the words of PepperEyes, “Don’t be the next victim, be their worst nightmare.” I’m ready to read stories about THAT!