4 Ways Hurricane Katrina Changed My Life

11 years ago. It seems like a couple of lifetimes have gone by.

Last week, while vacationing with family in Florida, I had the occasion to drive from Panama City through Biloxi to New Orleans, a place I had visited previously under far different circumstances. Ruminating on changes in my life since then brought our some intriguing observations…

In 2005 I had the remarkable opportunity to travel, with a handful of others, to Mississippi to perform hurricane relief post Katrina. At the time I couldn’t have known what sort of impact this trip would have on my life. To this day it remains one of the more impactful things I have ever done, aside from having and raising children. Performing hurricane relief set my life on a trajectory I never could have imagined, other than to look back on how my life has changed since.