When If Not Now?

Whoa!  Whoa!  Whoa!  It’s not a blog fired by the coals of discontent or stoked by the bellows of hot air.  This is going to be a blog about a personal challenge met and conquered.  Wow!  Now that sounds impressive, doesn’t it?  Remember I said a personal challenge?

I went on vacation.  What?  What’s the big deal?  It was a bucket list item, too.  I went on a cruise for vacation.  My biggest memory of the ocean was deep sea fishing with my dad.  I should say, he fished and I…um…chummed the waters.  I tried again in the my early adult years.  Several times.  No change.  I wished I could die!  No remedy, neither pharmaceutical nor holistic, could cure my ills on the deep briny.

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So it was with great trepidation and a new found resolve brought about by my faulty memory and a stubbornness inherited from my father that I looked forward to The Cruise!  How bad could it possibly be, right?

What my mind said the cruise would be like

I survived.  I not only survived, I thrived.  This was one of the best vacations I’ve had!  The food, the movies, the stage productions, whale sightings and did I mention the food were out of this world.  The crew made each of us feel as if we were their only concern even though there were close to 1800 passengers.


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I encourage all of you to NOT put the bucket list off too long.  Start checking things off now.  If your bucket starts to empty, fill it back up!