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Friday is Mountain Day!

I have no idea what Mountain Day is or what it celebrates, but it’s on Friday! Only one more work day this week before the three day weekend! Our Japan office observes a lot more holidays than the offices in the US . . . jealous.

When I was talking to my partner this afternoon I realized that I only have 6 more days of work here before going home. With the three day weekend and the Saturday before I leave, that makes up the rest of my time here. Before my partner and I lived together when I would travel, I wouldn’t be in any kind of rush to get home. But now, I’ve gotten used to having him around, and I really like it. I miss him when he’s not around.

Who thought I was talking about a lady when I was saying “partner” earlier? 😉

Don’t worry, that happens all the time, neither one of us are ever offended.

I don’t call him my boyfriend, because he never has been.

Neither of us had good luck in the past with relationships, and the boyfriend/girlfriend labels seems to come with expectations, and neither of us wanted that.

I wish I could adequately explain just how different that little change in our relationship made, but I don’t think I would be able to do it justice. Leave a comment if your interested though, and maybe I’ll try 🙂

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Change in perspective

I spoke a little bit a few days ago about the change in perspective that working on cruise ships has given my partner and I.

I want to expand on that.

For four years, over the course of five calendar years, I lived onboard cruise ships. I started off sharing a cabin, but I worked my way up to my own cabin and then to an officers cabin. For the last three years, I had a pretty sweet deal. Double bed, nice closet (most of the time), love seat couch, good size desk and a porthole. I was happy with the space I had and didn’t need anymore. I had a refrigerator and microwave in my room and a pretty good amount of storage.

Ok, let’s be honest, I loved my cabin.

Now, my partner and I live in a two bedroom apartment in Las Vegas. It’s over 1000 square feet and has lots of storage. The day we moved in we ran around our empty apartment with joy! We’ve been here for 6 months and several times during the week we still mention how much we love our apartment and how much space we have.

When I was younger, I used to see large houses and want to have something like that when I grew up. But now, I don’t really see the need.

I’m thankful to cruise ships for changing my perspective like that. 

High School me FREAKED OUT.

This past weekend high school me freaked out. FREAKED OUT. 

I saw Good Charlotte live. They were part of the free summer concert series on Fremont Street. The crowd that showed up broke the record for number attending!

it was hot and there were a lot of people and my knees hated me afterwards, but it was so worth it! 

I’ve been a Good Charlotte fan ever since their first album, 17 years ago. It was love at first listen. I just never thought I would get the opportunity to see them live, which made it so much more special that I did. 

I love doing theatre and being in entertainment, but having a “regular” 9 to 6 job has it’s perks. Like getting to go to concerts. With the theatre schedule, I wouldn’t have been able to go. 

My partner and I talk about that a lot, having a “normal” schedule. It’s still strange for us both.

I think we’re lucky, with the perspective that we have. This time, right now, with “regular” jobs and weekends and evening free, it isn’t permeant. We both know that. We both want to go back to the crazy theatre schedules, it’s what we love, but we’re not rushing it. We’re able to enjoy the normality more, because we know it isn’t what things are going to be like forever.

So for now, I’m going to get back to my 9 to 6 job, go to the gym after work and then go home with my love, make dinner and watch a little TV and we’ll be in bed by 11pm.

And I couldn’t be more happy about it.

Life changes.

So much has happened over the past year. So many life changes.

I no longer work on cruise ships. I’m done. After 11 sign on days, 9 ships, three companies and 5 calendar years, I’m done.

During my last few contracts onboard, I started thinking about where I wanted to live when I was done. I had several lists going, weighing the pros and cons of my different options, and I landed on Vegas.

Las Vegas.

Thru a series of random events, my partner and I moved here in January of 2017. Since we’re both in entertainment, it seemed like a good place to plant out roots at first.

It’s been 6 months since we moved here, and we are actually completely happy. I’m not working in entertainment at the moment, and I’m ok with that. For so long my career was the absolute top priority in my life, and that was ok. But now, I don’t want that to always be the case. I haven’t had a real personal life in so long, that I am loving that it’s my top priority now.

We’ll both be going back to weird hours and working 6 days a week at some point, but currently, we are loving having weekends and nights! Who knew those were so awesome?! Been missing out.