Pivot, Pivot, Pivot

Throughout this year I have been a little bit all over the place with my career aspirations. In typical 2020 fashion they have been crushed, filled with uncertainty, and through a fair bit of mental anguish are evolving. Let’s just say they’ve had to, “pivot”. (I’ve also re-watched the entirety of Friends, so there’s that).Continue reading “Pivot, Pivot, Pivot”

Just Keep Going

I am currently wrapping up another travel related quarantine and today has had the most dismal (and oh so stereotypically Scottish) weather. I have been doing all the things they say to do. I have been exercising, eating pretty well, and limiting my alcohol intake. I am journaling and starting my days off writing downContinue reading “Just Keep Going”

Accountability/ Where Are We Going?: August 2020

This is the month that time forgot. Accountability, what? Seriously. After a few late nights of writing posts that felt so much less than the quality I wanted to write I basically threw up my hands and decided to forfeit the “post on a schedule no matter what” idea and tried to adopt the “postContinue reading “Accountability/ Where Are We Going?: August 2020”

Career Shifts + Ticking Clocks

I have been trying and failing at getting a job back onboard cruise ships for a bit now. I have personally adopted the Thomas Edison mentality. I have not failed. I’ve just found a heck of a lot of ways that haven’t worked. Now, I find myself – even when the entire cruise industry andContinue reading “Career Shifts + Ticking Clocks”

Traveling During a Pandemic: Round 2

Let me put this out there: I appreciate that my need to travel during a pandemic is part of why airline/airport/car rental/TSA/customs and border/etc employees still have to go to work during this time. I value their health and safety and realize the risk they are undertaking by continuing to go to work, especially whenContinue reading “Traveling During a Pandemic: Round 2”

Where Are We Going?: July 2020

Are you ready for it? We have news! Stuart got off the ship on Monday and is home in Scotland today. Hooray!!  Normally Stuart would work three months on and three months off. Anyone that has read anything on this blog knows that he was well past three months. The majority of deck and engineContinue reading “Where Are We Going?: July 2020”

Accountability: July 2020

Somehow we’ve ended up at the end of July and more than half the summer’s gone by.  In Vermont I’ve spent my days, doing lots of things in lots of ways.  After so long all on the ship, being home in one place feels like quite the trip.  I hope I can see my husband soon, otherwise we’llContinue reading “Accountability: July 2020”

So Many Platforms

I got a Twitter account a couple of weeks ago. It’s pretty exciting. Except not really. I don’t have a clue what I am doing. My experience with Twitter prior to this has basically just been when political figures irrational, mean, non-sensical Tweets eventually made it to the news. Then, I started doing a littleContinue reading “So Many Platforms”