My Point of Heu
8/25/2018 7 Comments
Here Comes The Sun
Hi everyone... It's been a little while since I actually spent some time blogging. Most of us had a lot of free time this weekend due to the storm and while some were cleaning, watching TV, chilling out... I was still working, in crisis mode and quite busy. But now I have a moment and I wanted to share some thoughts as we expect to see some sunshine after this storm literally, and figuratively, passes us by...
This is not the first time we have braced for a major hurricane and it is not the last. Earlier this year Kauai was hit by some of the hardest conditions ever recorded in the islands, our friends on Maui and Hawaii Island have been routinely going through the devastating recovery motions. With that said when disaster strikes it can be a very challenging time. It is both physically and emotionally exhausting. I have been on Kauai for several months now and sometimes things there frustrate me -- the devastatingly slow internet/wifi, the lack of urgency, the laissez faire lifestyle, the fact that businesses tend to close at 3:30pm (including the dump at 3:15pm) and convenience stores are dark by 8pm. But all those things aside, I think it's people who can bring you up or bring you down.
You would think that often times your support group, and your close friends and family, will be there for you...but during times like these don't be surprised to find no calls back, no texts back, an offer to help which was insincere and not really an authentic offer to provide assistance, people trying to take advantage of you and some who just have no clue whatsoever... I found it to be very overwhelming. Each morning I would try to do my normal routine of work, which was not easily done because I didn't have my normal resources, then juggling recovery efforts, along with paperwork, client calls, events, posting, writing, maintaining a positive attitude and making an effort to be an onsite laborer.
I know when everything is said and done, I will look back and feel a great sense of accomplishment and relief... but I am also enduring nightmares and a sense of sadness because maybe people didn't come through the way I had hoped, dreamed or wished. In the end, I believe people come into our lives for a reason... one of my friends told me that friends flow. I believe this is true. I would also like to think that I am a great, true, sincere and kind person. I will go above and beyond for you -- but will you truly go above and beyond for me? I guess I will just have to see...
Over the next couple of days we will see reprieve from the storm and the systems it has brought... I look forward to seeing the sun shine again. I also look forward to having normalcy again...perhaps that may happen in the coming months and we can celebrate and say together Here Comes The Sun!
8/25/2018 04:22:23 pm
Aloha Olena..... so much things to do work is endless I used to be there and some times u need to BUT there are times when a day gets calm and Kalalau look out is clear with not even a haze...... that is when I'm at my best no drama no hustling jobs.... just a layed back day that we deserve BECAUSE WE LIVE KAUAI hehehehehehe I grew up like that went to Oahu went collage and started the running around some weeks 24 -7 with a family....ended fast... not their falt just mine and today I'm retired My family are all doing great with all my grand kids......Love them all and THAT is whats life all about FAMILY!!!!!!!they will Make house on your hospital bed when Your sick was me and give u a room for recovery and ask what U did today Dad that is the warmest feeling I can get some one care's... they not saying.... Olena U just starting remember then look back its awesome my Family they Love not because they just love and honest about it.....if U ever meet 1 any 1 U can tell ....Mahalo for being around and no fo get POKE!!!!! POKE is the best hehehehe
9/8/2018 12:05:06 pm
Thank you for your kind words. It's been tough and I am trying to keep my head up every day. Sometimes I don't have the strength to be the pillar of hope for other people.Just gotta focus on myself.
8/25/2018 04:35:16 pm
Aloha Olena.. Your friends still around. I live same house.. Still recovering so I mostly home.. Take care. Hope to see u around the island. Aloha
9/8/2018 12:03:37 pm
Thank you. Us K town peeps gotta support.
8/26/2018 05:01:48 pm
Your word are so true. Overwhelmed is the perfect word for the feeling many of us felt during this past week. I have no doubt you will be there me and Inknownthat you know I am one of those sincere friends who would go to the moon for you and Daniel. So happy this turned out to be less damage than expected. Still praying for those who are suffering from the weather damages throughout the islands. My family is safe and I hope your is too. Love you! Keep your head up.
9/8/2018 12:02:41 pm
Cameo, thank you so much. This has been the hardest time of my life so far and I appreciate you being there for me, just as I was there for you.
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