As we mark another year of the tragedies of September 11th, 2001, we at StormMaker Productions wanted to thank our troops who continue to this day to fight and protect us and thank the many around the world that stand-up at all costs fighting for the unalienable rights of all human beings.
The horrible events of September 11th, 2001 changed our world forever. The amount of change can truly not be quantified. Waking up that day to those horrible events put us all in a state of shock. We all were glued to the television that morning. Everything else stopped as if someone paused the world: there was no traffic, no planes, just an eery silence about the world, and even the news replaying the events over and over appeared to have no sound. Nobody wanted to move, eat, or work. Life was paused, yet we were also fully aware that when it unpaused, our lives would be forever changed.
We had started StormMaker Productions one week prior and in an instant our new little company felt like the least important thing in the world. We called our clients to reschedule their appointments, but one refused to reschedule her editing session.
We questioned her, "Are you sure you want to work today?" She responded with something very profound, she said, "You have to work or they have won."
She couldn't have been more right and putting all politics aside, President Bush echoed those same sentiments days later. Many failed to follow that simple advice and they got sucked into that awful depressing world and fell by the wayside. As well, some clients were lost because they were still "paused" and didn't want to "get back to work".
Tough times nonetheless--not only for the nation, but also a young small business. But we heeded that sage advice and have never stopped working. So when we look back on 9-11 we feel the best way to honor the fallen is to do the same thing we did that day, we pick ourselves up and get to work.
May peace, love and a never-ending will to succeed fulfill your day,
Thanks for working with us for the past 21 years.
Steffanie Siebrand & Jason Wissinger
StormMaker Productions, Inc.