Trying to Move Forward

Ever feel like you are in limbo? That’s how I have been feeling since Hurricane Dorian hit Abaco. We’ve stayed in 5 different places since the hurricane. I want something stable. I NEED something stable. I’ve been trying to make some stability in our lives. I started baking again, I started crafting again, and I got a new planner.

20191006_114706.jpgCute Halloween wine glasses I made.

I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but a new planner is a big thing for me. I LOVED my Emily Ley Simplified Planner. I carried it everywhere! I lost my planner in the hurricane. So I purchased The Happy Planner planner from Walmart in Canada. I needed a planner, but not just any planner would work. I wanted something that would make me feel happy, something cute, something bright. That’s what I got!

My new planner!

I couldn’t remember anything before the hurricane, so imagine my brain now. I can’t remember a thing! My thoughts are scattered. I can’t concentrate. Everything is different.

Writing in a planner is starting to make me feel normal again. It sounds small, but right now the little things are what means the most. I can see what I have coming up. I get excited about new things for the future. I am on the road to recovery. I know it is a long road, but I will get there.

I speak for Abaconians when I say, “we will get there”. We are a strong island and we bounce back, usually very quickly, but this one hit us hard. People are returning home! Whether it’s to clean up or salvage what they can, they are going home. Some to stay, some for a quick trip, but we are getting there. I believe in Abaco! We are #AbacoStrong! We are a community who will grow as we rebuild. Abaco is HOME.

Right now, we will make somewhere else our home, but Abaco will be in our hearts. We will go back, we will rebuild, we will be better than before!

Thank you to everyone who has helped and continues to help. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are. Thank you!


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