BEST INTENTIONS --- So last week I traveled to Grand Bahama riding on a mountain of stress. I had spent close to an entire week at my computer chair following Hurricane Matthew and reporting information to our Bahamas Weekly readers, and group members on the Facebook page "Bahamas News and Events." I went to Grand Bahama, not to report on the hurricane aftermath, but to get a friend off the island who was in a very bad way health-wise. During my 24-hr trip en-route to Grand Bahama, I managed to get online only a few very brief times. And it was during this travel to the island that I screwed up on an article I posted regarding a client's business, and subsequently I lost this 10-year client. Flying in to Freeport after realizing the upset I had caused had me feeling sicker in the pit of my stomach than seeing the devastation of the island after Matthew. I went in person to apologize, and try and explain that my heart was in the right place the entire time. That my sole intention was to assist my client. I have to face that I screwed up. Some times people are not willing to forgive or work with you to make things right again. I have to accept that. All I can do is move on, and continue as always, with my best intention.
I want to share a lovely note (there have been many) received today from a Grand Bahama resident:
"Robbin, Thank you so much for having kept everybody informed around the clock during the hurricane. It was a very important source of info for many people on and off island, We did rely on your posts all through this ordeal. That was real dedicated and professional journalism and you deserve a medal for this work. Heartfelt thanks."
I have many friends that are my family on Grand Bahama, and the other islands of the Bahamas. I do not deserve a medal... Through my concern and love for them, I was simply assisting the only way I knew how. It was the least I could do...