Sorry, not sorry. I’m not turning off my light because your eyes hurt.

Our whole lives we are taught to follow the rules, not be too emotional, and blend in. By blending in I mean get good grades, go to college, get a job, get married, have kids, buy a house, retire, all while not making too much trouble. As a society we ridicule anyone who feels too […]

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Thanks-b-to-Giving, a poem

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and that’s saying a lot because I love all holidays. I make Christmas explode in my living room, my Halloween costumes are always extra, and I still exchange Easter baskets with my close friends. But there is something really special about Thanksgiving, maybe because it’s near my birthday and growing […]

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Free @ Sea, the end of #shiplife

The lure of a life at sea is the free room and board, food, and of course the travel, but if you aren’t living in the moment it will all be for not. It took me a while to understand this concept because too often I would get caught up with all the rules and […]

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..but how’s the food? #shiplife

There are a few ways to keep track of time on a ship, the position of the sun in the sky, the elevator carpets, and mealtime, with the latter being the most effective. Eating is a really big deal on cruise ships. No matter the meal people are lined up at the Lido waiting for […]

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Not all those who wander… #shiplife part II

My first contract of #shiplife will be coming to a close in 11 days. Time always seems to have passed so quickly when you reach the end but the journey here was so very long. Working and living on this ship has been moments of pure adulterated joy combined with periods of sadness, confusion, and […]

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Chef-life turned Ship-life

I’m officially on the boat, I mean ship. First thing you learn this is a ship and not a boat. The past few weeks have been crazy with a capital C. Between learning the land of the ship, getting sick, taking all the million tests and seminars for first time onboard, and understanding all the […]

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