I am in lockdown again, not because of the coronavirus although we really should be in lockdown because of that too, but that’s another story. Today everyone is home because of Tropical Storm Isaías.
This storm has been all over the place changing its trajectory and making it very difficult to find it’s center. We didn’t know what to expect from this storm, some people were worried it was going to be like Hurricane María but meteorologists ensured us it would be nothing like the phenomenon that was Hurricane María.
When we went to sleep last night, we still didn’t know what was going to happen today, what the rain and the wind would be like, if we would have power or if we would go to work today. It wasn’t raining too much last night but I did wake up in the middle of the night because it was raining a lot. I later woke up early in the morning when the power went out.
It is raining so much rivers have come out of their channels causing many places to flood, forcing people to be rescued from their houses. There have also been landslides in the mountains.
The storm has now left Puerto Rico and is on its way to the Dominican Republic but we still have a flood warning and it hasn’t stopped raining.
Today proved what we all knew but the government won’t admit, we are not ready for Hurricane Season.
I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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