I think the revolutions of 1989 introduced me to my life. They made me realize that every-day-people can accomplish things that might seem impossible - and sometimes even are. They made me understand that things are not always as they appear and that people everywhere have something to teach me. They also made me want to understand the people, politics, languages, and cultures that I was directly told I would never have an opportunity to know (see "The Wall is Gone"). They made me want to be a part of change - in both big and small ways.
Maybe all idealistic notions from someone who is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Yet for today, I celebrate.