My Cyclone Evac Kit List

Before Cyclone Gita hit American Samoa, I made a list of what I packed in my Deuter bag to prepare for the worst. It’s my evacuation kit of essentials.

Cyclone Gita Aftermath

Cyclone Gita impacted our shores early Friday morning on February 9th. A cyclone watch was issued just the day before, then a warning later in the night – and then it hit us. So I think it’s safe to say that we weren’t all that ready for Gita’s wrath.

Journal 10/52: How I See the World

A difficult question because my exposure to the world is limited by my geography, lifestyle, and environment. My view of the world is changing. Just as I am changing. And so my perspectives will continue to shift. And it’s all a beautiful chaotic mess.

Whether the Weather

There’s a storm brewing this week. We’re hunkering down to wait out this monsoonal trough and moved our plants indoors. And we changed up our apartment layout a bit!

Journal 9/52: Childhood Memories

Reminiscing on childhood memories really make you appreciative of where you are in life and what it took to get you there. Here are a few snippets of some random childhood memories, because I can’t just choose one.

Family Photos on Christmas Day

Family Photos on Christmas Day

My little family has grown so much in the last few years. I met my boyfriend, he brought home a stray kitten he named Officer Scruffles, and more recently we’ve adopted our favorite pup Yodi. We’re head over heels paws in love with our unlikely family of drifters.

Excerpts from a Chill Christmas Eve

Excerpts from a Chill Christmas Eve

An excerpt of my Christmas Eve photo diary. Breakfast, north winds, advent gifts, chores, SUP with Yodi, groceries & gift wrap, church, home at midnight. zZz, see you tomorrow!

PHOTO DIARY: Aoloau Lights

PHOTO DIARY: Aoloau Lights

A super cute night, all lit up with Christmas magic at Aoloau. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who felt super Christmas-y this year!

Journal 5/52: Quote to Live By

Journal 5/52: Quote to Live By

Words to live by. These four words have resonated with me for nearly 5 years, and it continues to do so. It’s the lens I look from whenever I find myself in a new environment. It’s my refresh button when I feel tired of the routines, the nine to five, stagnant energy, even the weather. I have so much to be thankful for, and I count my blessings every day.

TGIF Christmas Weekend

TGIF Christmas Weekend

TGIF! And that feeling you get when you get off work, it’s Friday, and you’re SO looking forward to the Christmas weekend and last of our daily advent gifts!

About Nerelle

A millennial from American Samoa. Loves photography, travel, art, adventures, and living the island life.

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