Yin without Jan

What am I supposed to do when I know ahead of time that my balance is going to be thrown off kilter? Well, On board a ship there is only one answer, try to maintain as much balance as you can so you don’t go overboard, so to speak. Continue reading

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On My Birthday

A year more than 22, A year less than 24, one more year of adventure, and A year less to explore. Having your birthday is like coming to an end and starting a new beginning. Having simultaneously a year more and a year less. How interesting is that? If you are home, you go out with friends, you spend time with your family and you receive gifts that you may never use but on-board ship, however, you are lucky if anyone knows it is your special day. Continue reading

Soul Letters

My mom has always said that I am an old soul, that I seem to have been born in the wrong decade or century. I read newspapers, I write poetry, I read books, all things that are not closely related to our generation. My generation seems to be ingrained in technology and living their lives on social media, I also take part in these actions, but for the most part I always hide behind my words. I have always felt more comfortable expressing myself in writing, discovering new worlds through literature or writing an article for the newspaper in pen, before it ever makes it to the screen. I like the feel and the look of words on paper, it is like no other. Continue reading

From Yin to Jan

Ship life comes and goes but so do the people in this space. However, here you may finally understand that special moments are found in many unforeseen places or with people that you otherwise would have never met. On-board a ship is where you will have conversations that will probably never happen again, but that will leave memories that play on forever. Continue reading