I watched my husband join the deck hands on the bow as we pulled into the massive port. I’m glad we are safely here. I can’t believe that just a few months ago, I had no idea this was in store for me.
Over the course of the sail, I have kept busy. I’ve learned how to play Settlers of Catan, Monopoly Deal, Ligretto, Bohnanza, and started watching Breaking Bad. I’ve scrubbed tables and coffee pots, mopped floors and gotten sprayed with dirty dish water. I’ve sat and had tea or coffee with people from all over the world. I’ve stood lookout for pirates and thrown birthday celebrations for new friends.
For everyone that kept asking what to do to keep busy:
Cleaning up the mess that 21 degree listing makes in the laundry room…
The lines really blur here between work and play, between time off and time “on”. When you get a whole bunch of folks together that are trying to keep a big ship running smoothly, and you don’t go “home” when you’re done working, it makes you work differently. Your leisure time feels different too. It’s just doing life together.