Life After a Hurricane

Aloha, Royalties! I hope you’re all doing great and are having a blessed life. If you follow me on social media, you already know that I was holding some projects for the blog because of the results of #HurricaneMaria in my country Puerto Rico. Almost everyone around the world got the news of our situation; but many not know what’s going on after the hurricane.

I am a millennial, I was born in the mid 90s, therefore, I grew up with technology in my hands. I had my first cellphone at the age of 9, had my first computer at the age of 12, and my first smartphone at the age of 15. I was on every social media there was during 2007 and 2009 when I was in middle school, so my source of news, music, entertainment and education, I got it pretty much from the internet and the “Social Media Era”.

I supposed most of my readers are under 30, meaning that you may feel identified with what I am saying about growing up with technology; making our lives, our reality, different from our parents. Now, we millennials do not recognize a life where we would wake up and wait for the newspaper to get information, we don’t know what it feels like to not have electricity, and having to get updated info from a battery-powered radio, and we also do not know how it feels like to be uncommunicated. So, the first two weeks were very difficult for most of us. Many close friends lost everything due to the hurricane, many lost their jobs, and many flew the country.

Seeing my country, and living like this, has changed me. I’ve developed some new way of thinking, new skills, and a new perspective towards life. I’ve made some adjustment in my life that I would have never made before if it wasn’t because of the hurricane. And for that, I’m grateful. Now, don’t think all of this is easy, I’m still angry and sad, but it just that I know that decisions needed to be made, and that I had to take action.

Hopefully, the situation here will get better sooner than we expect, but it will definetly take some time. In the meanwhile, I will start to post as much as I can, since after almost three months, I got my electricity back. I will continue to work on some new projects for you guys, so stay tuned.

Mahalo,

Clara Villaman

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