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15 things to remember when preparing for a hurricane

First of all let’s hope you never need this list, but in case you do, I hope it helps.

If you are reading this you either live in the hurricane belt, have family/friends that do or you have a morbid fascination with destructive hurricanes. Whatever your reason these are some of the things I recommend you prepare for in case you find yourself where I did last year with Irma and Maria.

Surviving Irma: an Island’s road to Recovery

I sit in my disorganized bedroom, still stunned, still dazed. It has been 4 weeks to the day that the devastating bitch of a hurricane Irma has hit my beloved home island of St. Maarten. My most prized possessions are still wrapped up in black garbage bags and waterproof containers around me. This hurricane season has been a busy one, with one storm after the other and with another month and change to go till the official end of the hurricane season, I am not about to start unpacking and pretend that our lives can go back to normal. Not yet anyway.

A New Year State of Mind: Goals for 2017

Happy New Year!

I’m here trying to grasp the reality of it all. It is 2017 and I will be 42 in just a few months. What the hell just happened? I feel like the clock is ticking. Ticking for what, I’m not sure.

I realized last year that new year’s resolutions are not my forte so this year I am setting goals instead. I may even make a visual board to motivate me daily. Who knows?