I am currently in Murfreesboro Tennessee in a Residence Inn Marriott hotel. My residence is in Miami Beach Florida. YES, Miami Beach Florida. I just moved there this past April of 2017. It has been my dream to move in the exact area that I currently live in and couldn’t imagine starting my Florida living anywhere else. After 8 long years of trying to accomplish the goal of moving to Miami Beach, here comes a BBW named Irma. Hurricane Irma is set to start its destruction of Miami and Florida Saturday September 9, 2017 and ending the afternoon of September 10, 2017. This is set to be a category 5 hurricane with wind speeds of 185 mph. Some of her destruction has been seen and felt in the Caribbean as of this week. I chose to move 3 blocks west of the Atlantic Ocean in a first-floor apartment facing the street. I have been trying to move to this area for the past 8 years and the year I do get the opportunity to move there, here comes hurricane Irma.
Why now? Why is this happening to me? Who is to blame for all of this? What did I do to deserve this? All the questions start immediately upon knowing that evacuating my home is necessary. The questions come first, then anger, and then the depression. All this shit happens fast and can hit you all at once. This can be devastating to a person’s psyche if the correct mental conditioning has not been practiced. The Hurricane hasn’t even happened in Florida and all these things have gone on in my mind. I give myself some hours or a day to feel this way and a day being the maximum amount of time to have these thoughts and feelings. Once that maximum time passes it is time for me to GET OVER IT and keep going. Dwelling on the circumstances and being depressed will get me NOWHERE fast. Being depressed and sad is such a waste of energy and time, and will soon affect you physically. Those feelings affect your body and health as well and multiplying problems are not good for the current circumstances.
Irma, I welcome you with un-opened arms and I will be eager to say goodbye to you. I know this is your season and you usually come to visit and destroy lives with your natural power. So many people have warned me about you possibly visiting and I wasn’t scared then I am not scared now. I could give a damn about what you break or destroy. That shit doesn’t own me or motivate me in life. My motivation and inspiration in life is greater than materials and “stability”. I am mentally stable and comfortable with who and where I am in life. Florida is where I live and it will take a bit more to scare me off than some wind and flooding. Do you know life is difficult with or without you? Do you know that you aren’t forever and that life goes on after you? You will be forgotten soon after and things will go back to normal and Hurricane Irma will Pass. So, this letter that I write to you in my hotel room in Murfreesboro Tennessee is to let you know that I will be home soon and I am already over your existence.
There is nothing you can do about natural disasters. You just make sure you’re prepared mentally and physically. If you are in the area where the hurricane is set to land then you need to make sure you have the proper shelter and that you have enough food and water. Prepare your home for the wind and flooding if you do decide to leave your home for a safer area or if you decide to stay. Control what you can and don’t worry about what you can’t control. Keep smiling and living because there is LIFE after disaster. Hurricane Irma will Pass!
Written By: Ronald Anthony Wilson.