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… Welcome — or welcome back — to Miami, Where the building sways during a storm so much that you get motion sickness.

As soon as I heard the evacuation notice for Hurricane #Irma, and saw that evacuation was more of a suggestion than an enforced order, my decision was made: If something bad is gonna happen to my home, I want to be right there when it happens.

I didn’t want to hear about it, or be traveling back wondering if something had happened. I wanted to be right in the middle of it. And when the power went out, when the water stopped running, and when I had to take 40+ flights down — and up — stairs to get some fresh air, I was right there.

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[NOTE: The building in which I live aided in this decision. I’ve lived in places where I definitely WOULD have gotten out of there. Trust.]

Though the decision changed temporarily due to it being more than just my own, I knew my instinct wouldn’t mislead me. When logic + instinct align, there’s nothing to think about. It’s done.

So, next time a storm comes to Miami, barring other prior commitments, you won’t even have to ask: I’m staying. Right there in it.

Welcome back. I ain’t leaving.

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