There was a typhoon earlier today, but luckily it wasn’t too bad. Now the wind is gone and all I hear are crickets. Even though this storm came and went, in my mind I feel as if I’m still standing—frozen—in the calm before another one. Except with this storm, the trajectory and severity are unknown. Instead of getting frustrated about those unknown factors, I’ve chosen to spend what time I have left hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. There’s a silver lining here somewhere.