Paradise Before The Storm

Palominito will always hold a special place in my heart. I recently visited this small sandy island with a group of Puerto Rican bloggers. It’s was a memorable tropical escape. We wanted to take advantage and enjoy this beautiful paradise which posses white sand and crystal clear waters. Unfortunately Palominito is slowly disappearing, affects of global warming.

 

IMG_9957 IMG_9959 IMG_9958 Our planet holds so much beauty and amazing wonders. It’s so sad how through out time humanity has destroyed it with contamination and pollution. Our errors and ignorance have destroyed our only home. All of these crazy weather phenomenons are the consequences of our actions. Our planet needs us. We must take action in protecting and caring for our only home…planet earth.

I want to thank East Coast Water Taxi for taking the girls and I to this gorgeous island. Thank you La Marca Prosecco for the delicious bubbly wine we enjoyed in our Hippie Bikini cups. My fab bathing suit is an exclusive design by Alba Enid and my bracelets are from Lua Puerto Rico. Stay tuned for our trips “Palominito Bloggers Getaway” video by photographer and videographer Omark Reyes. You can watch a preview here: https://www.facebook.com/OmarkReyesPhotography/videos/1449338598489042/

 

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This getaway was very much needed especially after the stress caused by Hurricane Irma though now Puerto Rico faces the worst threat ever, Hurricane Maria.

This has been one of the most difficult post to write because there’s so much I want to say but don’t even know where to start. It’s been a couple of difficult weeks here in Puerto Rico. We are still slowly overcoming the minimal damage Hurricane Irma left and now we face a bigger threat hurricane Maria category 5. In the almost 12 years I’ve lived in Puerto Rico I have never faced the threat of a natural catastrophe. Fear and anxiety are in full swing. This hurricane season has been difficult in so many ways from emotionally to economically. I earn money from working on the blog and freelancing on other projects. These hurricane threats have paused all my work which equals no money. Not to mention all that has to be spent in preparations for these disasters.

Though Puerto Rico braces for the worst we are praying and hoping for the best.
No matter what happens I know God is in control and will help us. Puerto Rican’s are very strong, brave and united. I know we will rise, be victorious and reconstruct our island.

I left my home hoping it withstands the hurricanes furious strength. I’ll be staying with family though I’ll be away from my sister and parents because they live on different parts of the island. It’s hard knowing I won’t be able to contact them for a while. This is a very terrifying and heartbreaking situation. One of the benefits of being a blogger is having followers from different parts of the world. From the bottom of my heart I beg you all to keep Puerto Rico in your prayers. If I’m disconnected for a while it’s because Puerto Rico has lost all service.

Please pray for my beautiful island because we are at the mercy of God. To all my boricuas please stay safe, we will get through this. Love you! God bless you all.

Be you, Be Lovely
Charlene Gonzalez

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