During weeks like these it is hard for me to come up with the words to describe what I'm feeling and to clearly articulate my thoughts. On one hand I cannot be more excited for the beginning of November and all of the things this means. On the other hand this has been a crazy week and I cannot put into words how blessed and lucky I feel. I am shocked by the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has caused down the East Coast. Living here for over ten years I have gotten used to the unpredictable weather and overhyped media reports on coming storms. I think most people would agree that they assumed the same was true when the media began talking about the impending Hurricane a week before it was even expected to hit the coast. I feel blessed that other than a canceled flight I was not directly impacted by the Hurricane and that my family was not either. At the same time that I feel blessed and lucky, I feel deep sorrow for the families who just a few states away have lost everything, are still unsure of the extent to damages and are struggling to find warmth, clean water and get from place to place. At a time when excitement and energy is building in response to all of the changes that this month brings, there are people out there who cannot move forward
as they deal and try to manage what this Hurricane meant and means to them. In times like these I feel proud of our country and how even with the upcoming election and the divisions that this causes, everyone comes together to support those in need. If you want to make a donation to those that were affected by Hurricane Sandy you can do so here. I hope that this weekend brings relief and rest to you all. Be sure to check back next week for some highlights from my San Francisco trip and tons of inspiration to start off your November.