It’s been 10 years since February 19, 1999, easily the one night that changed my life forever:
Corny, but true – I can trace my entire adult life back to this moment. Voice of Our Youth was the reason I got drafted by a political party at the university (even before the first day of freshman year!), which led to me being in student politics for three years, which landed me a job in game development (originally there were no openings available, but the boss was from the same political party and so he gave me another chance).
If you believe in parallel universes, somewhere out there is a Luna who DIDN’T win that night, or didn’t join at all – I wonder what she’d be doing now. She’s probably not a game developer. Maybe she’d be in law, or in film, or something. And she’s probably afraid of speaking in front of crowds. In any case, I am happy and grateful that life turned out the way it did.
Thanks to Eigen, my crazy genius of a runner-up, for reminding me of our 10th anniversary 😉 Cheers!