Weathering the Storm – Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy
Three days after hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey are still in a catastrophic state. Luckily, even with half of the tri-state area in the dark, my family and my employees have all emerged from the storm unscathed. It is in these times of crisis that we really are able to look around and be thankful for everything that we have. As I am sure many of you have seen in the news coverage, not everyone was as lucky as we were and my heart goes out to those who are still suffering in the aftermath.
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All that we can do now it start to rebuild. My husband and I, along with some of the Repechage employees, were able to make it to the office yesterday and today. Even though we had no electricity, we were able to get calls and speak with our clients. It is important for us to go on with business as usual and try and get back to normal. I think it is important for everyone, whether you are stuck in your home or able to get to work, to try their best to find some normalcy. If you are without electricity and in your home, try and keep yourself busy so that you don’t go stir crazy. Cleaning things you may have been putting off is a great way to pass the time while giving you a sense of accomplishment. You can also use this time to exercise, even in small spaces you probably have enough room for jumping jacks, wall-sits and push-ups. This NYC blogger is even using this time to catch up on her beauty routine! Remember, keeping busy and having a sense of accomplishment is going to help keep your moral up which will be very important in this time of rebuilding.
If you are looking for a way to lend a hand, you can make donations through the Red Cross. If you can’t help financially, you can still help by checking in on your neighbors and by lending an extra hand where needed, it could be as simple as helping someone rake their lawn or carrying groceries for an elderly neighbor.
Best of luck through these hard times and remember, stay safe and keep your head up – this too shall pass.