I’m delighted to finally be able to address you again. I wanted to update you on the situation I talked about in my last post
I was living in Puerto Rico and as a result of Hurricane María I lost my job, my personal computer, and had to move out of my apartment. Due to the structural and economical destruction caused by the storm and the fact that I was burning through my scant savings on food, the best thing for me to do was leave Puerto Rico. I started a GoFundMe campaign to raise some money that would go towards traveling and moving expenses and hopefully getting a new laptop so I could do freelance work.)
I am now in Boston living with my sister. The weeks leading up to my departure were very stressful and hectic. I was still moving things out of my apartment up to a few days before I left. I did take my kitty with me. Unfortunately the plane ride was very rough on her. Even though her vet gave me some pills to calm her down, she was still very anxious and scared. She cried throughout the whole flight. I felt terrible about her meowing bothering everyone around me and even worse about the fact that she was suffering. And there was not much I could do for her except pet her and try to comfort her. 🙁 She was very anxious and depressed during her first few days here. She’s doing better but she’s sleeping a lot and eating less. I’m trying to give her as much love and attention as I can so she’ll adapt easier.
As for me, I’m definitely excited about being here. Being able to pee with the light on at night (lol), being able to do things at night–period–because there’s electricity, sleeping in silence without the noise of power generators everywhere, eating things that don’t come from a can, having food in the fridge(!!), they’re all things that I took for granted. I feel terrible that half of the people in Puerto Rico still don’t have electricity (or water). I spent two months in those conditions and… it’s rough. Even though I feel scared about the prospect of my future– starting over from scratch with barely any money in a new place with a different culture– I know that I am very fortunate to have such a great support system in my family, friends, and all of you. Thousands of people lost their jobs, some people lost everything, and not everyone has the opportunity to look for a way out elsewhere and have someone hold them up until they get back on their feet.
I’m moved by the support I’ve received from my readers, the beauty blogging community, and strangers on the internet. I can’t believe the messages of support and the monetary donations I received from you. I want to thank each and every single one of you for checking up on me and helping me reach my GoFundMe goal. Thank you for sharing my campaign and helping it reach people when I could barely get any cel reception to even share it myself. Thank you for the morale boost. Thank you for the donations. I was afraid and ashamed to ask for help but the support I received has negated any embarrassment I felt at first.
I want to thank (in no particular order):
I am certain I have forgotten to include some people in this list. Please be sure that I am grateful for your kindness. There are a bunch of talented bloggers, designers, YouTubers, writers, artists, and creators on that list. Please visit their links and support their work. 🙂
Gin (Gati) and me
From now on I’ll start posting my regular content again. I’ll be redesigning my blog in the near future and working towards creating better and more diverse content. Because of this whole situation, I have months of backlogged photos for posts. I’ve discarded some that where so old that I didn’t find them relevant anymore. However, don’t be surprised if I have long purple hair in the next post, short brown hair again, and then pink hair in the next one. I won’t be posting them chronologically. Also, I had to leave most of my makeup behind 🙁 It did not fit in my suitcases, there was just no way. So those old pictures will cover for me until I get my things back.
On a positive note, I’m having a lot of fun wearing winter fashion, layering clothes, and finally using those coats that had been sitting in my closet for ages.
I will have my first white winter/white christmas this year. 😁
My skin is so dry. How do you cold climate folks deal with it? My humid/tropical island skincare products are not cutting it. My face feels tight and itchy all the time.
Since I just got here and I am low on
cash money resources, I won’t be able to go home to my family for the holidays. I’d love to hear recommendations on things to do in Boston during the holiday season.
If anyone knows about job openings in digital marketing, web development (front-end) or graphic design around Boston, please hit me up. 😉
Thanks for reading and for everything.