Nothing truly felt real until we sat down together to prepare for our trip. Sadly, seconds after we finished laying out our itinerary, we received notice that the launch had been postponed from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12. The disappointment we all felt at that moment was undeniable. Still, we picked ourselves up and were able to get our travel plans pushed a week later.
Now, one would think that a week’s notice of postponement would be stressful, and we all thought that, too. However, that was nothing compared to the three of us landing for our layover in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, on Oct. 11, we read an email announcing a further postponement of the launch until Oct. 13.
After the sonic booms rang through the air and everyone clapped and cheered, we headed back inside to join the chaos of other reporters rushing to get their content out. River and Sophia jumped into action with incredible determination and steadiness. Their drive emitted an air of professionalism that kept up with everyone else around us.