Hurricane Irma is lurking out in the Atlantic. She has set nearly all of Florida into panic. Not just panic, but mass hysteria. Gas stations are out of gas, grocery stores are out of water. It is pandemonium.
I had no idea what to expect. People are debating on social media about leaving or staying. I am entering an unprecedented level of nervousness… even for me. And I know it.
But I cannot seem to calm down. I don’t know what I should be doing. Stay? Go? What needs to be done around the house in either case? I have analysis paralysis. I have read every article. Watched every YouTube video.
I have become a little hurricane of craziness myself. My husband is very nonchalant. “It will be fine,” he says. “We only have to worry about wind gusts,” he says.
Nope. I’m worried about days, or even weeks, without power and water. I am worried about trees falling on our home. I am worried about being stuck with no way to get out. I am worried about leaving and losing everything.
I have lived in Florida for over 7 years now. I have not seen a hurricane yet. I feel stupid for not preparing better and earlier.
Please go away Irma.