The unknown. This is a very scary concept. Everyone goes through “the unknown” one way or another. I, however, have been through the unknown many times. That pity you get in your stomach, the lump you get in your throat, I’ve been through that all.
The unknown condition of my house, or my car, or my furniture has been on my mind a lot. I am beyond grateful to have escaped the monstrous storm. I know that a lot of people are going through the same but worse. I feel for all of the people who have lost so much (including lives). It’s a scary time. There’s no way to sugar coat what’s about to show up on America’s soil tomorrow night. It’s huge, historic, and hell.
But, the thing you need to learn is that things don’t matter. It doesn’t matter if your favorite poster gets ruined, or a tv you just got is ruined. All that matters is your life. You don’t have room to screw with your life, you only get one and one chance only. If you screw up, you’re done. It’s not cool to go look at the surf in a category 5 hurricane, or feel the wind speed. If you make the decision to go look at that, you’re risking everything. You don’t get a second chance. I get the thrill of risking everything, but at the same time it’s not worth it. You’re already risking everything staying put in the evacuated areas.
Life hands you lemons, and this situation is a whole barrel of lemons, given to millions of people. The only way to get through it is to make the lemons into gallons of lemonade.