I was evacuated by the Coast Guard today. They could not have been more kind. I plan to take some time to myself, but I will be back. I am ok. I am tired and sad, but I am ok. My boyfriend and I (and our three dogs) are taking a few weeks to ourselves in the states and then we will return. I love St. John more than anything, and I promise to be instrumental in bringing it back to the island we all know and love.
To the haters: Your nasty words only give me strength.
To my father: Thank you for being the best unpaid employee who never asked for a job. You rock.
To my mom: Thank you for just being you.
And to those of you who love St. John: You all are simply amazing. Your voices were heard. Keep it up.
And lastly to our island family who happened to be stateside: I don’t think the words “thank you” are even adequate. What you all have accomplished is simply extraordinary. We all felt your love from a million miles away. I love each and every one of you, and I can’t wait to squeeze you all!!
Hurricane Irma changed our world. There’s no doubt about that. But St. John is strong, stronger than any hurricane. And we will be back. I promise you that. Love to you all.