I’m currently sitting in Seattle Airport counting down the hours till my flight to UK.
I disembarked the ship today, another contract done. You know that feeling when you first left home – that nervous excitement of uncertainty and freedom? That’s what it’s like to be back on land after 6 months of living on a ship. I’ve left the comfortable womb of ship life to venture back into the big bad world. Where will I get my next meal when I’m hungry? How will I get my laundry done? Who will make my bed? It’s almost like I’ve forgotten how to be an adult again.
Readjusting to the real world takes time. It like when people get released from prison after a very long time. For many of them, their first instinct is to go back. I need to de-institutionalize myself.
This time, I’m resisting making firm travel plans but the uncertainty is nerve-wrecking. My loose plans are to spend the next 2 weeks in London, then fly to Tallinn, then head to Riga Good Times then to Vienna Calling then to Paris. After that I have no idea, not even which (if any) ship I’ll be going to.
Also apart from the flight from London to Tallinn, nothing is booked. I’m trying to challenge myself to not plan and just go with the flow. We’ll see what happens!
What are you’re travel plans for summer?
[cruisesurfer’s log sea-date: 72:5:3 | 13:51]