At the time I was far, far away, as I had the chance to share the holiday season at home in Peru surrounded by my family and close friends.
I enjoyed the paradise of the northern beaches of Peru and I swam in the ocean like a fish. Time went by ridiculously quick and before I knew it, it was time to say goodbye and return to NYC just a few days before the semester started giving me just enough time to get ready for my classes. I arrived in New York just one day before the #snowcalypse, aka The Jonas Storm
Although it was a unique experience, I dealt with a few struggles that ultimately helped me learn what to do and what to avoid in this kind of situation.
1. Buy food.
Sometimes I wonder if eating ice cream during the storm is ironic. Is it?
2. Make sure your heater works.
3. If you have a skylight, make sure there isn't any cracks.
4. Pay attention to the news.
Several students had a hard time getting home when the buses, taxis and parts of the subway stopped working. Be sure to stay informed so this doesn't happen to you. The news is everywhere, so you don't necessarily need to be near a TV to know whats going on.